Taiwan changes fisheries law to avoid EU ban on seafood exports

The government is working to change its legal framework to comply with European Union (EU) demands to tighten controls on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing by Taiwan's large distant-w...

Cabinet approves draft bill to increase penalty for illegal fishing

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a draft bill to increase the penalties on long-distance fleets that engage in illegal fishing, in an effort to prevent possible trade sanctions by the European Union. ...

Taiwan moving to tackle illegal fishing by long-distance fleets

A public hearing will be held in Taiwan within the next few weeks to hear the views of fishermen and international organizations on a proposal to increase the penalties on long-distance fleets that en...

Fisheries Agency to increase penalties for illegal fishing

Taipei, Nov. 9 (CNA) The Fisheries Agency reiterated Monday that it will amend the law to increase penalties for illegal fishing, amid concerns that the European Union has warned Taiwan about the pr...

Taiwan planning to push for Fisheries Act amendment

Taipei, Oct. 31 (CNA) The government is planning to push for an amendment to the Fisheries Act to increase the penalty for poaching to prevent possible trade sanctions by the European Union, Fisheri...

EU concerned about illegal fishing of Taiwanese ship

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) The European Commission is concerned about the illegal fishing practices of a Taiwanese fishing ship, the head of the Fisheries Agency said Saturday. Tsay Tzu-yaw (???), d...

Taiwan, Papua New Guinea join hands to crack down on illegal fishing

Kaohsiung, June 22 (CNA) Taiwan and Papua New Guinea inked a memorandum of understanding on Monday in which the two countries agreed to cooperate in cracking down on illegal fishing. Fisheries...

Palau burns Vietnamese boats caught fishing illegally

TOKYO (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of Palau, fighting a rising tide of illegal fishing in its waters, has set fire to four boats belonging to Vietnamese caught poaching sea cucumbers and other marin...

Fishing the high seas a huge gamble

The recent Shen Fong 12 incident two weeks ago is yet another frustrating reminder that Taiwanese fishing boat captains must take matters in their own hands each time they set sail to operate near the...

EU absolves Philippines on illegal fishing

The European Commission (EC) gave the Philippines the 'green card' after it carried out the appropriate reforms of the legal system which equip it to tackle illegal fishing activities in the country, ...