Management of uninhabited islands

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Overview

  • The Act on the Conservation and Management of Uninhabited Islands, the purpose of which is to contribute to the promotion of public welfare with the systematic management of uninhabited islands and surrounding waters by prescribing matters necessary for the conservation and management of uninhabited islands and surrounding waters. Its purpose is to specify the measures needed to preserve and manage the uninhabited island and the sear area around them, was enacted in 2007.
  • It is the program of regularly conducting the comprehensive survey of ecological values, geographical and natural attributes human-social environments and then categorizing the management types based on the conservation values derived from the survey to establish the measures to systematically use each type and routinely inspecting each uninhabited island to correct the identified problems.

Uninhabited Islands within Jurisdiction of Gunsan Regional Office of Ocean and Fisheries

Uninhabited Islands within Jurisdiction of Gunsan Regional Office of Ocean and Fisheries
Municipality Total Gunsan-si Buan-gun Gochang-gun
Islands 50 34 14 2

Survey of Uninhabited Islands

  • The survey of uninhabited islands is the program of regularly conducting the comprehensive survey of ecological values, geographical and natural attributes human-social environments and then categorizing the management types based on the conservation values derived from the survey to establish the measures to systematically use each type and routinely inspecting each uninhabited island to correct the identified problems.
  • Gunsan Regional Office of Ocean and Fisheries completed the survey of 50 uninhabited islands in 2013. The Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries (Marine Territory division) plans to establish the management category of each island after further reviews including the consultation with municipalities.

Inspection of Uninhabited Islands

  • While the survey of uninhabited islands is a comprehensive professional survey of conditions of uninhibited islands, the inspection of uninhibited islands is an inspections of management conditions such as damage of the islands, contamination of surrounding waters and utilization of uninhibited islands.
  • Gunsan Regional Office of Ocean and Fisheries inspected 48 islands (excluding two islands managed by military) in 2013 and 48 islands (ground inspection on five islands) in 2014. As the program is part of broad coast management, the importance of which is growing socially, the office plans to strengthen the inspection of the uninhibited islands in its jurisdiction.
  • The policy is to inspect all islands and conduct ground inspection on 10% or more of them.

Responsible department: Dept. of Marine Environment / TEL: 063)441-2265