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...

Ex-Philippine officials accuse Xi of crimes against humanity

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two former Philippine officials have taken the bold step of filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes ag...

Taiwan Coast Guard seizes Chinese fishing boat near Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese Coast Guard in Penghu seized a Chinese fishing boat this morning that crossed into Taiwan’s territorial waters, and which refused to obey commands of c...

Taiwan Coast Guard releases 2 Chinese fishing boats impounded since December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following several incidents involving Chinese fishing boats trespassing into Taiwan’s territorial waters, and with the added threat of African Swine Fever, legislato...

Chinese vessel fined for fishing in Taiwanese waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese fishing vessel was fined NT$1.6 million (USD$51,950) for illegally fishing in Taiwanese waters on Dec. 3, 2018, reported CNA. The vessel was caught illegally ...

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...

EU withdraws ban threat on Thai fisheries after reforms

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has withdrawn its threat to ban Thai fisheries exports into the bloc after Bangkok pushed through reforms to contain illegal fishing. Thailand, one...