The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, is a cabinet-level division of the government of South Korea. It oversees a variety of government offices, including the marine police. Various divisions of the ministry are concerned with the nation's ports, its maritime shipping, its fisheries, and its marine environmental policies. Its headquarters is located at 94 Dasom-2 ro, Sejong City. Before merged in 2008, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries was located in 140-2 Kye-Dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul City.
MOF was established as part of a general cabinet reorganization in 1996. For the preceding 35 years, maritime functions had been divided among various departments. From 1955 to 1961, under the First Republic of South Korea, a Ministry of Marine Affairs existed, and the current ministry traces its origin to that body.
In 2008, merging Ministry of Construction and Transportation and MOMAF, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs is established. In 2013 it was reestablished.