|This photo provided by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries shows Cho Il-hwan, who has been named the vice chair of the OECD Committee for Fisheries. (Yonhap)|
Cho Il-hwan, an official handling the ministry's fisheries policy, is set to serve as a vice chair of the Paris-based committee for 2019.
It marked the sixth straight year that a South Korean official will serve as vice chair of the committee, underscoring the country's increased status and influence on the global fisheries industry.
South Korea is a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that is composed of a group of 36 mostly rich nations. (Yonhap)