Friday, June 06, 2003
WHY THE UPSWING IN ROK-DPRK NAVAL CLASHES? IT IS CRAB SEASON!
The Associated Press (Kenji Hall and Soo-Jeong Lee, "CRAB SEASON PEAKS, SO DOES KOREAN CLASH," Yeongpyeong Island, 06/05/03) reported that it is peak season for catching prized blue crabs, and fishing boats and navy vessels have resumed their sometimes deadly game of cat-and-mouse in the rich fishing waters along the border of DPRK and the ROK. Confrontations have become a near-daily occurrence as boats from both countries come within hundreds of yards of each other.