Radio Taiwan International
The Cabinet on Thursday passed a partial amendment to the Act for Distant Water Fisheries. The move is to improve Taiwan’s fishing practices. That’s because the EU in October 2015 gave Taiwan a warning for illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
Fisheries Agency Deputy Director-general Lin Kuo-ping said that the amendment will prohibit any illegal catches from entering Taiwan. Lin said his office will also make public any country that is involved in illegal fishing.
Premier William Lai has asked the agriculture council to warn Taiwan’s fishing companies to follow government policy. Lai also asked the economics ministry and the finance ministry to eliminate illegal catches from entering Taiwan’s market. Lai said he hopes that the amendment can be completed soon and that Taiwan can be removed from the EU watch list. [FULL STORY]