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Taiwan's Council of Agriculture says the country is ready for an upcoming European investigation. Two recent incidents say otherwise.
KMT Legislator Jason Hsu accused top officials of inaction in a contentious meeting.
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Taiwan's Fisheries Agency is investigating a series of blood-curdling testimonials from crew members.
'If all the fishermen were Taiwanese, would the conditions be any different? This a question I have thought about for a very long time.'
Fishermen say recent fines levied by the government are excessive. NGOs say they are not harsh enough.
Taiwan has acted to fine the owner and captain of a vessel involved in various labor abuses – and allegedly shark finning as well – though the punishments are unlikely to be viewed as much of a deterrent for others in the industry.