ON HIGH SEASOcean acidity levels and garbage in the sea are not included in EPA surveys, an academic said, adding government organizations need to communicate
Date: Jun 08, 2017
By: Yang Chun-hui and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers yesterday urged the government to
submit plans to create a ministry for maritime affairs within one year.
Additionally, a basic law governing maritime affairs should be passed by late next year, lawmakers Lai Jui-lung (賴瑞隆), Chen Man-li (陳曼麗) and Kolas Yotaka told a news conference at the legislature.
The measures are to help integrate maritime policy across sustainable development, research and sea tourism, they said.
Directorate-General of Personnel Management official Yang Hsiu-chen (楊秀珍) said the government is to complete a draft bill for review at the next session of the Legislative Yuan. [FULL STORY]