U.S. official said steps taken by the South Korea to prevent illegal or pirate fishing by its own vessels should be commended.

David Balton, U.S. deputy assistant secretary for oceans and fisheries, said he was aware of corrective actions by South Korea since it was put on the U.S. list of countries engaged in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in 2013.  Read more here 07:16