By: Worthy Shen and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, April 12 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) visited a fisherman’s home in the
coastal township of Dong’ao in Yilan County Sunday, where he ate fish caught in the once disputed waters between Taiwan and Japan, to celebrate his administration’s success in ending the disputes.
The Taiwan-Japan Fishery Agreement, signed on April 10, 2013, is the best proof that disputes between two countries can be resolved peacefully, Ma said on his visit to the home of Su’ao Fishermen’s Association Chairman Chen Chun-sheng (陳春生).
Chen initiated a “For Survival, Defending Fishing Rights” protest campaign on Sept. 25, 2012, after Japan bought the disputed East China Sea islands from their private owner, stripping Taiwanese fishermen of their traditional fishing rights in the controversial waters. [FULL STORY]