Taiwanese fishing vessels caught killing dolphins, finning sharks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The NGO Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has reportedly completed a new report that charges illegal and unethical conduct aboard many of Taiwan’s fishing vesse...

Taiwan nabs truck-load of illegal shark meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan authorities seized over 30 tones of illegal shark meat at Kaohsiung Xiagang Fishing Harbor (高雄小港漁港) on Sept. 5, the Fisheries Agency (漁業署) said in a statement yeste...

Lack of day off for migrants is 'denial of human rights': scholar

Taipei, July 26 (CNA) Denying migrant caregivers one day off a week is a violation of basic human rights and labor rights, for which the culture of the destination country is partly to blame and "...

Taiwan will no longer employ North Korean fishing crews: MOFA

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwanese fishing boats will stop employing North Korean nationals as crew members by the end of this month to cooperate with international sanctions imposed on North Korea, the Minist...

GA-ASI Guardian Concludes Demonstration Flights

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 21, 2018--General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced that the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) has concluded the first large-scale demonstr...

Taiwan fisheries agency issues report following horrifying death of Indonesian worker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following media reports of abuse and dire working conditions of migrant fishing workers, Taiwan's Fisheries Agency issued a report on Thursday, June 7, regarding a...

Fresh human rights abuses leveled at Taiwanese fishing industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A new report by Greenpeace East Asia has published fresh allegations of human rights abuses and people trafficking in the Taiwanese fishing industry. The new claims come de...

Taiwan to conduct live-fire drills in May, June, to counter threat from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In the wake of mounting reports of Chinese military aircraft circling Taiwan, Taiwan's military has decided to conduct a string of live-fire drills during the 2018 Han Kuang...

Taiwan fishing boats must comply with EU rules on IUU fishing: COA

Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Taiwan's fishing boats must fully comply with the government's policy of protecting the local deep sea fishing industry so as to have a "yellow card" issued by...

Taiwan's new 'Ocean Affairs Council' to be headquartered in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of Taiwan is preparing to establish a new cabinet-level agency to be based in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, to become the first central government ag...

Taiwan denies report of fishery cooperation with North Korea

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) Taiwan said Friday that it has no fishery cooperation with North Korea, denying a South Korean news report that Taiwanese fishing vessels have been paying North Korea to fish i...

Taiwan-Japan revise bilateral fishery agreement around Diaoyu Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During the recent meeting between fishery agencies of Japan and Taiwan, several revisions were made to a 2013 bilateral agreement concerning fishing rights around the disp...

Fisheries Agency responds to film about migrant abuse on Taiwan's fishing vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan News recently reported on the release of a mini-documentary by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) discussing abuses faced by migrant workers on Taiwan&rsquo...

Taiwan-Japan fishery meeting closes in Taipei

TAIPEI (CNA)-- The seventh meeting of a Taiwan-Japan fishing commission concluded Sunday, one day after originally scheduled, due to the number of issues brought up, including a Taiwanese fishing boat...

Mini-doc examines abuse of migrant workers on Taiwanese fishing boats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A recent mini-documentary produced by the Environment Justice Foundation (EJF) has raised serious attention and concern over the living and employment conditions that many...