North Korea changes its maritime law amid increased fishing, casualties
North Korea is addressing safety issues and becoming increasingly transparent about changes to the maritime law
North Korean fishing has increasingly come into the international spotlight after several deaths on poorly-equipped boats, alleged crimes in Russian waters and the sale of fishing rights to the Chinese.
But despite pawning off its fishing rights and U.N. sanctions against the export of key breeds, North Korea’s fishing industry has continuously expanded. That has led to major changes in the country’s maritime law, which was suddenly uploaded on the country’s maritime administration website and kept up-to-date with unusual transparency.
Here’s a breakdown of major changes to the law and
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