Residents of Dokdo
The Residents of Dokdo (As of Dec. 31, 2016)
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The first civilian resident on Dokdo – Choi, Jong-Deok
Reason for Moving to Dokdo
Choi, Jong-Deok, originally a fisherman from Ulleungdo, obtained Communal-Fishing and Resources Rights in 1965. Since then for 22 years, he has lived on Dokdo engaging in fishing activities and managing the fishing grounds.
On October 14, 1981, he transferred his registered address to Dokdo becoming the first official civilian resident of the islets.
Currently, Mr. Kim, Sung-Do and his wife Kim, Shin-Yeol live on Dokdo after having transferred their registered address to Dokdo back in November 1991.
The First Civilian Resident on Dokdo : the late Mr. Choi, Jong-Deok
Mr. Choi, Jong-Deok (right) with Dokdo locals on Gajebawi Rock
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His Footprints on Dokdo