Control Yuan demands labor insurance coverage for all migrant fishermen

The Control Yuan on Wednesday approved a motion put forth by two of its members, calling for labor insurance coverage for all migrant fishermen in Taiwan. The motion, initiated by Control Yuan memb...

New Taiwan rules detailed for quarantine of deep-sea fishing boat crews

Crews on deep-sea fishing boats that have anchored in other countries or engaged in improper interactions during the COVID-19 pandemic will be subject to 14-day quarantine on their vessel when they re...

Taiwan's first indigenous rocket to blast off Feb. 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese aerospace company TiSPACE Inc. plans to launch its first deep-space exploration rocket, HAPITH-I, (飛鼠一號), on Thursday (Feb. 13) outside the coastal village o...

Taiwan's fishing industry still flouting human rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new paper has been published this week detailing the human rights abuses of workers on board Taiwanese coastal and deep water fishing industry vessels. The 20-page Hu...

Taiwan legislator calls for single platform to access all maritime regulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Do you know where in Taiwan you can go swimming, surfing, or catch fish? Probably not, and that’s why a legislator wants to straighten out the confused situation. ...

Wreckage found near site of missing Taiwanese fishing boat: FA

Taipei (CNA) - Wreckage of a vessel has been spotted six nautical miles from the site where a Taiwanese fishing boat went missing in Pacific Ocean waters over the weekend, the Fisheries Agency (FA) co...

Taiwanese fishing boat lost in Pacific, Japan and US assist in search

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A long-line fishing vessel registered at Su-Ao (蘇澳) Port in Yilan, Taiwan, has gone missing in the Pacific Ocean. Taiwan has requested the assistance of the United States ...

Visitors to Taiwan invited to sample island’s milkfish

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Fisheries Agency (FA) of Taiwan on Monday (Aug. 12) held a press event to promote one of the island’s most commercially important fish – the milkfish. M...

Indonesia releases Taiwanese ship and crew

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Indonesian authorities have released a Taiwanese heavy-lift ship and its 21 crew members, now due for arrival in Kaohsiung in five or six days, the Fisheries Agency an...

First Pacific saury fishing quota passed unanimously

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Member states of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC) unanimously voted on a fishing limit for Pacific saury (Cololabis saira) on Thursday (July 18), passing the ...

Japan proposes Pacific saury catch quota for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan proposed setting fishing limits for Pacific saury (Cololabis saira) on all member countries of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC), including Taiwan and Ch...

Filipino indicted for murder after 8 die on Taiwanese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino fishery worker was indicted on Friday (July 12) for murder after a killing spree on the high seas resulted in the death of eight members of a fishing vessel. The ...

Taiwan hosts international tuna conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dozens of experts and representatives of international organizations gathered in Taipei Thursday (July 11) to discuss aquatic resources at a meeting of the International S...

Taiwan joins Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan joined the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) July 4, when it attended a meeting of the agreement's members as a "participating fishing entity" for the...

Taiwan, EU set up joint task force to combat illegal fishing

Taiwan and the European Union (EU) have established a joint task force to help prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the Fisheries Agency said Thursday. The decision to set up ...