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Taiwan's NCSIST begins 3-day drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has begun a three-day firing exercise off Taiwan’s southeastern coast. On Tuesday morning at ...

Japan, Russia settle salmon quota amid tensions over Ukraine

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Russia have reached an agreement over Tokyo’s annual catch quota for Russian-born salmon and trout, the Japanese Fisheries Agency said Saturday, despite delays and chilled relat...

Japan, Russia sign fishing deal despite Ukraine tensions

April 23 (Reuters) - Japan and Russia struck a deal on Tokyo's fishing quota to catch salmon and trout born in Russian rivers, Japan's fisheries agency said on Saturday, despite worsening ties...

Taiwan to hold live-fire exercise on Dongyin Island next month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced Tuesday (Feb. 16) it will conduct live-fire drills on Dongyin Island in mid-March. The MND pointed out that it regularl...

Taiwan gives clean bill of health to groupers banned by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two fish farms can start exporting groupers again now that contrary to Chinese accusations, no banned drugs were found in the fish, the Fisheries Agency said Tuesday (Jan....

Taiwan to carry out drone test flights off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has announced it will carry out drone flight tests off Taiwan’s east coast next week. NCSIST ...

Labor groups call for end to labor abuse on Taiwan’s fishing boats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan joined labor organizations in a protest in Taipei on Thursday (Sept. 30) urging immediate action to protect the rights of migrant fishermen. Participa...

Taiwan-built fishing training ship to be completed in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Work officially started Wednesday (Sept. 29) on the first-ever Taiwan-built fishing training ship conforming to international standards, with the project scheduled to be c...

Greenpeace petitions US to investigate Taiwan seafood giant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace has asked the United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) to intervene and investigate allegations of human rights abuse documented against the Taiwan i...

Fisheries Agency pleads ignorance of Taiwan-flagged ships' illegal fishing activities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency is questioning why Taiwan has been listed as engaging in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in a recent report by the U.S. ...

Local governments enforcing responsible fishery in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Through innovation, recycling, and registration, local authorities are making fishery — one of the oldest economic activities in the country — sustainable. ...

NSCIST conducts missile tests in southern, eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) on Thursday (April 22) conducted missile tests in southern and eastern Taiwan. According to the Cou...

Greenpeace calls for marine protected areas in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan is urging an expedited legislative review of the proposed Ocean Protection Act and the creation of a marine protected area (MPA) for sustainable fishing....

US blacklists Taiwanese fishing vessel for migrant worker exploitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States added a Taiwanese flagged and owned fishing vessel to a blacklist on Dec. 31 for violating labor rights, marking the third Taiwanese fishing vessel subje...

Chinese warship sails near area designated for planned Taiwanese missile tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese warship sailed close to Taitung County’s Orchid Island, in an area where Taiwan is planning to test-fire a new missile, reports said Wednesday (Dec. 23). ...