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 ...

ASEAN defense ministers discuss security proposals

BANGKOK (AP) — Defense ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations have met in the Thai capital to discuss issues including border controls, terrorism and illegal fishing. ...

US Sec.of State Pompeo mentions Taiwan on Kiribati’s Independence Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Kiribati, a Pacific island state with diplomatic relations with Taiwan, on its Independence Day (July 12) through an a...

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...

Taiwan's Matsu Islands set up homeland security platform

Law enforcement authorities on the Matsu Islands set up a platform Monday as part of their efforts to crack down on criminal activities, according to the Liangchiang District Prosecutor's Office. ...

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...

Philippines military completes outpost near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines military has completed construction of an outpost and shelter only 80 kilometers from Taiwan’s shores according to a video report from Aljazeera. ...

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...

Indonesia sinks 51 foreign boats to fight against poaching

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have resumed their tough stance against illegal fishing in the country's water by sinking 51 foreign ships. Maritime and Fisheries Mi...

Indonesia detains 12 fishermen after sea clash with Vietnam

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's navy says one of its patrol boats was rammed by two Vietnamese coast guard ships after intercepting an alleged illegal fishing boat. The command...

Pakistan hands over 100 Indian fishermen in goodwill gesture

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities have handed over 100 detained Indian fishermen to their country's officials at the Wahga border crossing. This is the first batch of a total 360 fishermen...

Pakistan releases first batch of 360 Indian fishermen

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say they will release the first batch of 360 Indian prisoners detained for fishing illegally in the country's territorial waters in the Arabian sea. ...

Pakistan announces release of 360 Indian fishermen

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says officials will release 360 Indian prisoners detained for fishing illegally in the country's territorial waters in the Arabian sea. M...

Taiwan Coast Guard seize Chinese fishing boat 10 km from Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of Saturday, March 30, the Taichung Coast Guard seized a Chinese fishing boat, the Min O-yu (閩O漁) No. 075XX, that was illegally fishing approximately 10.2 k...