History - This page shows footprints of East Sea Fisheries Management Service (ESFMS) over the years.
  • 1966. 10

    Established as the Department of Fisheries Management under the Fisheries Agency.

  • 1991. 08

    Renamed to the Office of Fisheries Supervision Vessel Management under the Fisheries Agency

  • 1996. 08

    Reorganized as the Office of Fisheries Supervision Vessel Management under the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (3 departments created)

  • 2004. 02

    Renamed to the Office of East Sea Fisheries Management under the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

  • 2008. 02

    Reorganized as the Office of East Sea Fisheries Management under the Ministry of Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Department of Fishing Port and Gangneung Fishing Port Office created)

  • 2011. 06

    Renamed to the East Sea Fisheries Management Service under the Ministry of Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

  • 2013. 03

    Reorganized as the East Sea Fisheries Management Service under the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

  • 2014. 03

    Created the Jeju Fisheries Management Service and Fisheries Monitoring Center (FMC)

East Sea Fisheries Management Service carries on following jobs:
  • Establishment of fisheries order and management of marine resources through fishery supervision, prevention and control of illegal fishing, etc.
  • Management of the exclusive economic zone by implementing the provisions of the Korea-Japanese Fisheries Agreement and Korea-Chinese Fisheries Agreement.
  • Operation of FMC to prevent IUU fishing.
  • Supervision and support of safe fishing of Korean fishing boats (fisheries information and rescue and towing of ships in distress)
  • Construction and maintenance of national fishing ports to develop the fishing infrastructure (52 ports)