Seoul, January 13: China’s illegal fishing bothers many countries in the region including South Korea, Japan. To put an end to Chinese overfishing, South Korea will install additional artificial reefs near the western maritime border with North Korea.
Artificial reefs resemble some features of the natural reef. As well as protecting marine resources, these also act effectively at preventing illegal trawling. China is running out of its own fishing stock. But in order to meet the demand of fish, Chinese fishermen are entering other countries illegally. The total number of Chinese fishing boats sailing on the high seas and in other countries’ coastal areas runs just under 2,500.