ongoing conflict over fishing rights continues to escalate in the Yellow Sea off the coast of South Korea.The
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A picture taken on December 21 from a South Korean helicopter shows 12 Chinese fishing boats banded together with ropes to thwart an attempt by South Korean coast guard ships to stop their alleged illegal fishing in the Yellow Sea off the coast of South Korea. Illegal fishing by Chinese vessels is common in South Korean waters. The coastguard said 332 Chinese boats were caught last year.