The privately-operated International Ship Registry of Cambodia (ISROC), a South Korea-based company that owns the rights to register foreign vessels under the Cambodian flag, told ship owners last year that it was not monitoring their observance of international maritime laws, and that it was their own responsibility to ensure compliance. The European Commission (E.C.) warned the Cambodian government in November last year that it had to ensure that Cambodian-flagged vessels stopped plundering the oceans and comply with international laws and regulations, or face a ban on seafood imports from Cambodia. The ban has now been approved by the
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