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 ...

Japan resumes commercial whaling, seen as face-saving end

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that is seen as a largely lost cause. Whaling boats embarked Monday on their...

Japan resumes commercial whaling, seen as face-saving end

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is resuming commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal seen as a largely lost cause. Whaling boats embarked Monday on their first commercial ...

Rarely seen megamouth shark caught off E. Taiwan, sold for meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A rare megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) was caught off the coast of eastern Taiwan early yesterday morning and after samples were taken for science, the leviathan was sold...

Filipino man arrested for murder on Taiwanese fishing boat arrives in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing two of his countrymen on a Taiwan fishing boat, arrived in Kaohsiung yesterday (March 18). The fisherman has been identi...

Search ends for 5 Indonesians, 2 Filipinos lost at sea after knife attack on Taiwanese vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The search for six Indonesian and Filipino crew members who jumped overboard to flee a knife-wielding Filipino chief officer of a Taiwan-registered fishing vessel has ended, wh...

Filipino man arrested for murder of two countrymen on Taiwanese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino chief officer of a Taiwan-registered fishing vessel allegedly involved in the fatal stabbing of two of his countrymen, was arrested 10 days after the deadly assault ...

Taiwan, Philippines agree to improve Davao port management

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taipei and Manila has agreed to share information on fishery inspection, improve management of Davao port and the environment for Taiwanese fishing vessels to unload their catches. ...

Murderous chief officer takes over Taiwanese fishing vessel, 2 dead, 6 missing at sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a violent incident erupted on a Taiwanese fishing vessel early Feb. 20, there are reports that two men have died and that as many as six people may be missing at sea...

1 Filipino dead, one severely injured in attack on Taiwanese vessel

One Filipino crew member was killed and another seriously injured when one of their compatriots attacked them with a knife aboard a Pingtung-registered fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean Wednesday, th...