A handout image taken in 2016 and released by Global Fishing Watch shows Chinese fishing boats anchored off the South Korean island of Ulleung-do because of bad weather in North Korean waters. Photo: Handout / AFP A handout image taken in 2016 and released by Global Fishing Watch shows Chinese fishing boats anchored off the South Korean island of Ulleung-do because of bad weather in North Korean waters. Photo: Handout / AFP
A handout image taken in 2016 and released by Global Fishing Watch shows Chinese fishing boats anchored off the South Korean island of Ulleung-do because of bad weather in North Korean waters. Photo: Handout / AFP
North Korea

Huge Chinese ‘dark fleets’ accused of fishing illegally in North Korean waters

  • Researchers tracked hundreds of ships that do not appear in public monitoring systems fishing in violation of UN sanctions
  • Competition from the larger, better-equipped Chinese vessels also forced North Korean fishermen to poach in Russian waters

Topic |   North Korea
A handout image taken in 2016 and released by Global Fishing Watch shows Chinese fishing boats anchored off the South Korean island of Ulleung-do because of bad weather in North Korean waters. Photo: Handout / AFP A handout image taken in 2016 and released by Global Fishing Watch shows Chinese fishing boats anchored off the South Korean island of Ulleung-do because of bad weather in North Korean waters. Photo: Handout / AFP
A handout image taken in 2016 and released by Global Fishing Watch shows Chinese fishing boats anchored off the South Korean island of Ulleung-do because of bad weather in North Korean waters. Photo: Handout / AFP
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