Asia Research Brief | Fishing for Political Control

Andrew Song, YCAR first YCAR/ABMP Short-Term Postdoctoral Visitor in Asian Governance, has shared his post-doc research in an Asia Research Brief titled ‘Fishing for Political Control: Tangled Lines of Fishing Activity and Korean Maritime Boundary Disputes’.

Song considers state strategies for the governance of fishing activities that assist military-political objectives — in other words, the use of mundane civilian fishing operations as a tool in the extension of state legitimization and the reproduction of sovereignty claims in disputed waters. His initial investigations focused on the Yellow Sea, an area west of the Korean peninsula, and a maritime boundary (part of the fallout of the Korean War) called the Northern Limit Line (NLL).

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