Taiwan-Japan Fishery talks conclude, both sides agree to future dialogue

Taiwan and Japan finished the talks in Tokyo with a pledge to ‘uphold the spirit of reciprocal cooperation’
Taiwan News
Date: 2019/03/08
By: Duncan Deaeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After two days of dialogue, the eighth annual bilateral Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Commission talks wrapped up on Thursday, March 7.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on Friday on that after discussing agreements regarding the mutual use of fisheries, both sides agreed to “uphold the spirit of reciprocal cooperation.”

There were no amendments made to the 2013 Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Pact at this year’s talks, however the MOFA release states that negotiations on certain aspects of the pact will continue after the 2019 fishing season.

Topics discussed at the meeting included legal enforcement of ships using their Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), as well as the liability of ship owners in instances where vessels violate the fishery agreements.    [FULL  STORY]

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