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Penalties Strengthened for Illegal Deep-sea Fishing

06 June 2013

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea is seeking to significantly strengthen penalties for illegal deep-sea fishing by its vessels, increasing maximum fines by at least seven-fold, the government said Tuesday.

The move comes amid growing international criticism for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing by South Korean ships, along with a recent warning from the United States for a possible import ban on the country's fisheries products, reports YonhapNewsAgency.

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