The authorities in Taiwan have handed down some heavy penalties on fishing vessels operators, one for significant violations of Work in Fishing Convention C188 and the other for catching large quantities of silky shark which is a prohibited species.
The Fisheries Agency of Taiwan has concluded its investigations into two longline vessels, one for illegal fishing activity and the other for violations of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention (C-188). Penalties have been applied in both cases.
In response to recent media reports regarding a boarding and inspection by the New Zealand Navy of a Taiwanese fishing vessel said to be in contravention of international regulations, the Taiwan Fisheries Agency (FA) has stated that Yi Rong No.6, which was inspected, did not fish in the New Zealand EEZ.
The recent Misery at Sea report published by Greenpeace focuses closely on Taiwan’s distant water fleet, and paints a grim portrait of the country’s shortcomings in this field. The Taiwanese Fisheries Agency (FA) has responded to the Greenpeace allegations, stating that since the Act for Distant Water Fisheries came into law on January 20th, 2017, the management of Taiwanese distant water fishing fleets under this legal framework has received wide and positive recognition.
According to the Taiwanese Fisheries Agency, the recent claims made by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) regarding treatment of crews contain numerous inaccuracies, including that a number of the examples cited refer to vessels under other flags, over which Taiwan does not have jurisdiction.
According Taiwan Fisheries Agency, the The Council of Agriculture (COA) has responded to the concerns of fishermen following the ruling made on the 12th of July by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on the South China Sea arbitration that had been requested by the Philippines in 2013.
Taiwanese government has decided to turn three islands off the north coast into a national park to protect fish stocks.
A Taiwanese fishing vessel was chased by pirates off the Somalia coast, confirmed Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Alaska-based Coast Guard cutter crew has rescued 28 Taiwanese fishermen safe and sound.
Taiwan government has new plans for upscale marinas to promote tourism in the region, says President Ma Ying-jeou.