On April 17, 2023, the Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy hosted VADM Andrew Tiongson, Commander of US Coast Guard Pacific Area. Dr. Young Kil Park and Dr. Juhyung Kim of the Korea Maritime Institute presented the current situation of IUU fishing in waters around the Korean Peninsula. VADM Tiongson explained the US Coast Guard strategies against IUU fishing and stressed the importance of whole-of-government and whole-of-society cooperation. He also presented the US Coast Guard’s international cooperation efforts such as the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum. The participants discussed areas in need of multilateral cooperation and agreed to cooperate for future forums and the enhancement of maritime safety.