East Sea Fisheries Management Service is a domestic fisheries law enforcement agency under the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, dedicated to promote sustainable fisheries and safe fishing operations in Korea’s EEZ.
Through systematic and strategic deployment of national patrol vessels, the East Service conducts the following tasks:
1) to monitor and surveil the activities of fishing vessels in domestic waters and contribute to the management of fishery resources within Korea’s jurisdiction;
2) to regulate foreign fishing vessels operating within Korea’s EEZ and conduct enforcement in line with the provisions of the Fisheries Agreements with China and Japan;
3) to operate Fisheries Monitoring Center (FMC) to effectively prevent, deter and eliminate Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing by Korean-flagged distant water fishing vessels; and
4) to provide welfare service and search & rescue assistance to fishermen.
The East Service will always put top priority on any voice or feedback from fishermen, and never let the guard down to keep our ocean safe, sound, and healthy for all.