Taiwan fisheries agency issues report following horrifying death of Indonesian worker

Media reports last month revealed evidence of human rights abuses by Taiwan’s offshore fishing fleets

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/06/07
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following media reports of abuse and dire working conditions of

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migrant fishing workers, Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency issued a report on Thursday, June 7, regarding a number of violations and disciplinary actions against non-compliant offshore fisheries operators.

The agency said that it is demanding corrective measures on non-compliant operators and those found involved in criminal cases will be made known to the public in the future.

A large-scale investigation has been conducted on 65 offshore fishing boats and 133 crew members since January, and the agency has successfully helped seven fishing migrant workers retrieve their passports which were illegally held by their employers as well as accrued wages amounting to US$8,340.     [FULL  STORY]

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