Fisheries Agency to tell EU of improvements

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-03-24

Fisheries Agency officials will visit the European Union’s headquarters next month to communicate Taiwan’s latest efforts on enforcing fishing laws.

The trip will be part of Taiwan’s ongoing effort to demonstrate that the country is willing and able to comply with international fishing standards.

In September 2015, the European Commission gave Taiwan an official warning, or “yellow card,” for failing to take action against illegal fishing. Several Taiwanese fishing boats had been found to be involved in illegal transshipment and fish laundering. There were unconfirmed reports that an Indonesian fisher died on a Taiwanese boat due to mistreatment or overwork.    [FULL  STORY]

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