The Korean government has announced plans to team up with China to launch joint surveillance against illegal fishing in waters shared by the two countries.
Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said Sunday that two to three joint inspection tours will be conducted during fishing seasons that attract a large number of Chinese boats.
The agreement, reached at a meeting in Weihai, China will be implemented in 2015, but China and Korea will start inspecting boats in the West Sea in October.
Korea has been working to stop illegal fishing in its waters for some time now.
In 2012 alone, more than 450 Chinese boats were seized for illegal fishing.
The Chinese fishermen confronted by Korean authorities often respond violently, leading to casualties on both sides.
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