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Kim Jong Un Inspects Fishery Station of KPA

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, November 19 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, gave field guidance to Fishery Station No. 18 under KPA Unit 567 which is making big fish hauls.

He shook hands with leading officials of the station one by one, saying he came to it, informed of its unprecedented big fish hauls, and he was pleased to have formed relations with the fishery station taking the lead in carrying out the party's fishery policy and appreciating the lot of efforts made by them.

'There hangs a strong smell of fishes in the compound of the station,' he said, adding: 'This is the precious fruition of feelings of loyalty of the officials and employees of the station to the party as they share the will and intention with the supreme commander to provide the servicepersons with fish everyday.'

Watching the fishes piling up on the landing place, he said: 'How pleased President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il would have been if they had seen this fantastic scenery. The big fish hauls make me think of their devoted services to the country and people.'

It is our noble duty to thoroughly carry out the last instructions of the President and Kim Jong Il who worked heart and soul to turn the mountains and fields of the country into golden mountains and fields all their lives and, at the same time, make big fish hauls in the seas of the socialist homeland.'

Noting that this year is a year when the history of big fish hauls began, he stressed that the People's Army is the pace-setters in creating this history.

He got aboard the boat Tanphung 2-04 which anchored at the wharf, flying the flag of big fish hauls.

Watching the hold full of fishes, he said with great pleasure that he felt relieved in a moment of the fatigue pent up in the year and it is just like words of a song which says whistles of big fish hauls are coming to the wharf while holds are full of fishes.

'Being informed that the fishery field of the People's Army is making big fish hauls, I am so pleased that I find it hard to get asleep these days. How pleased the parents of the service personnel at the posts defending the country are to hear this news as I am so glad to hear about the big fish hauls', he said.

Hearing with satisfaction officials say fishes caught by this fishery station are being regularly supplied to every post of the forefront units and service personnel like them very much, he noted he was most delighted to receive such report.

Going round the freezing and salting stores full of fishes, he praised the employees for striving hard to send all fishes to soldiers. He emphasized that they could send fresh fishes to them only through proper freezing and storing.

Learning that the women working in the fish processing shop are family members of the fishermen, he praised them for turning out as one in the drive for implementing the party's fishery policy. He added that the employees of the station and their families are all faithful implementers of the party's fishery policy and patriots.

Pointing out that the Fishery Station No. 18 of KPA Unit 567 is a typical unit in the drive for implementing the ideas of the party and upholding its policy, he underscored the need for the whole country including the civilian fisheries to earnestly follow its example.

The fisheries have an important role to play for improving the people's living standard and it is the reserve for solving the problem of food to make a more effective use of the seas, he said, underlining the need to bolster up the fisheries at any cost.

Saying that an important guarantee for making big fish hauls lies in putting the fisheries on a scientific and modern basis through the positive application of cutting-edge science and technology and advanced fishing methods, he emphasized the need for the fisheries to intensify the drive for breaking through the cutting-edge science and technology like other fields of the national economy.

He said that it is necessary to conduct a scientific and technological search for fishing grounds in conformity with the ever-changing fishing conditions and seasons, quickly occupy main fishing grounds and net more fishes through intensive fishing operations and thus honor without fail the fishing plan for this year set forth by the party.

He called for channeling big efforts into the supply service for fishermen in order to provide them with good living conditions including labor protection goods, food, essential foodstuff, non-staple food and fuel and thus let them fulfill their duty in a responsible manner free from any worries while conducting fishing operations in the pelagic sea.

He spared time to watch a performance given by members of the art group of the station at its cultural hall.

He praised members of the art group for staging a splendid performance high in its ideological and artistic values as it dealt with the feelings of the employees who are faithful followers, defenders and implementers of the party's fishery policy.

He gave thanks of the supreme commander of the KPA to the station for fully displaying the indomitable mental power to carry out the party's order at any cost irrespective of rain or shine. Then he had a photo session with the employees and their families.

He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, So Hong Chan, Yun Tong Hyon, Ri Pyong Chol, Pak Jong Chon, Kim Yang Gon, O Il Jong, Han Kwang Sang, Pak Myong Chol, Ri Jae Il and Kim Yo Jong.

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