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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). ...

Taiwan schedules missile tests before year's end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Missile tests are scheduled to take place over four days in late December in an area off the coast of southeast Taiwan’s Taitung County, the Fisheries Agency announc...

Taiwan bans fishing of great whites, megamouths, basking sharks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's government on Tuesday (Nov. 10) announced a ban on the catching of great white sharks, megamouth sharks, and basking sharks with violators facing a fine of up...

Taiwan all at sea on illegal fishing practices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Fisheries Agency intends to overturn a U.S. decision that censures the nation’s fishing fleets by proving that it does in fact comply with International...

US classifies fish caught by Taiwan boats as products of forced labor

Fish caught by vessels bearing the Taiwan flag have been classified as products of forced labor, based on the conditions under which the crews work, according to an annual report released Wednesday by...

Labor group details struggle facing Taiwan's migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Located on the edge of Taipei's Little Manila in a narrow residential lane, the Taiwan International Workers' Association (TIWA), established in 1999, forges ties ...

Filipino sentenced to life after 8 die on Taiwanese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino fishery worker was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday (Sept. 8) for his killing spree on the high seas last year that resulted in the death of eight crew me...

US blocks imports linked to Taiwan-based fishing vessel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Accounts of abusive conditions and forced labor have prompted the U.S. to ban imports from a Taiwan-based fishing vessel that reportedly has supplied the global tuna trading company ...

13 unexploded bombs found near popular diving spot in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military divers on Tuesday (July 21) located 13 unexploded bombs off the coast of New Taipei City after a report from a local diver, and a "red-zone" has been es...

Taiwan set to ban fishing of elusive megamouth sharks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Fisheries Agency of Taiwan is expected to announce a fishing ban on three shark species on Thursday (July 16) in a move hailed as a success for the country's conse...

Taiwanese Navy set to test-fire torpedoes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the 36th Han Kuang military exercise, a Navy Chien Lung-class submarine will test-fire German-made surface and underwater target (SUT) heavy torpedoes off Taiwa...

6 megamouth sharks caught off coast of Taiwan in 4 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six rare megamouth sharks (Megachasma pelagios) were caught off the coast of eastern Taiwan last week, sparking calls by conservationists to impose a ban on the fishing of...

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...