By: Yang Shu-min and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, July 27 (CNA) Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency said Thursday that Taiwanese boats
had not been fishing illegally in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone as the government of that country has claimed.
The agency said its monitoring system showed that none of the seven Taiwanese fishing boats accused of poaching in Indonesian waters had engaged in any illegal operations over the past three months.
Lin Ding-rong (林頂榮), director of the agency’s Deep Sea Fisheries Division, said the agency could provide the evidence gathered from the monitoring system, which tracks the operations of some 1,800 Taiwanese fishing boats. [FULL STORY]