Taiwan-EU trade in goods hit record high in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Trade between Taiwan and the European Union (EU) reached 51.9 billion euros in 2018, hitting a historical high, according to the EU-Taiwan Relations 2019 report published ...

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 ...

European Union lifts yellow card for illegal fishing due to Taiwan reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The European Union announced Thursday (June 27) that it was lifting the yellow card imposed on Taiwan over the past three and a half years over illegal fishing, acknowledg...

UN agencies urge stronger efforts to stop illegal fishing

BANGKOK (AP) — Major United Nations agencies are urging major fishing nations to join efforts to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. The UN Food and Agricultur...

Taiwan, EU pledge to safeguard labor rights for fishing industry workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese authorities and the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) vowed to work together to address labor rights issues and ensure better oversight of the country&rs...

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. ...

EU to evaluate Taiwan's efforts in fighting illegal fishing in March

A new round of evaluations on Taiwan's efforts to combat illegal fishing is expected to take place in March, a spokesperson for the European Union (EU) said on Thursday. The official, who spoke...

Taiwanese lawmakers concerned about deadlocks in fishery meetings with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwanese legislators are concerned about prospects of Taiwan’s fishing industry as a recently held fishery meeting between Taiwan and Japan to discuss issues relating to a...

Taiwan seeks removal from EU illegal fishing watch list with tighter regulation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Executive Yuan of Taiwan passed an amendment Sept. 13 proposing stricter regulations for fishing that will see violators given fines of up to NT$2.5 million (US$80,475...

SRT VMS System with Advanced IUU Fishing Detection

BATH, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2018--The SRT VMS System delivers a complete turn-key fisheries management solution at a cost which is up to 40% lower than traditional VMS systems whilst simul...

European Union to review Taiwan’s efforts against illegal fishing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The European Union will send a delegation to Taiwan in September in order to help determine whether the country’s efforts against illegal fishing have made any progr...

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...

Don Gerard V Sentenced in Galapagos

(GALAPAGOS / WILDAID) - Galapagos National Park announced the successful sentencing of the captain and crew of the Don Gerard V, an Ecuadorian fishing vessel caught illegally transporting sharks and o...

EU to send delegation to Taiwan to inspect fisheries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An unnamed European Union official said the organization would soon send a delegation to Taiwan in order to inspect the country’s fisheries management two years afte...

Chinese Vessel Crew Detained in Galapagos Marine Reserve Sentenced For Transport and Possession of Endangered Sharks

ECUADOR (WILDAID) – On Monday an Ecuadorian judge sentenced the crew of a Chinese ship to prison terms ranging from 1-4 years for possession and transport of protected species within the Galapag...