Korea has been criticized from domestic and local environmentalists for its fisheries law. In reaction to criticism, the Korean government has amended the Water Fisheries Act to impose a maximum fine of three times the value of the catch. In limited cases imprisonment is possible.
The amended Water Fisheries Act of Korea, also, imposes the potential sanction of losing of a companies commercial fishing license if catches are not reported or are unreported.
Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the only non-Korean to have worked as an attorney for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty.
- Korean Law in English Online
- Korea’s Cyber Defamation Law: Basics of Libel and Slander in Korea
- Smuggling in Korea (밀수출입죄)
- Korea Strengthens Data Protection Law
- Gangnam Pub & Restaurant, “The Alibi,” to Host Free Legal Consultations
- Safety Measures in Korean School Buses in Korea via the Amended Road Traffic Act of Korea
- Korean Year-End Tax Settlement: Common Errors & Omissions
- Doing Business in Korea: A blog and webroll
- South Korea Investment in the Irish Horse Industry
- Definition of “Ordinary Wage” in Korea: Korean Employment & Labor Law Basics