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The report was released just after a protest against increased work hours for fishermen.
Taiwan's Council of Agriculture says the country is ready for an upcoming European investigation. Two recent incidents say otherwise.
A fishing rights deal with China has infuriated the people of Madagascar. The sitting president, running for re-election in a vote held on Wednesday (Nov. 7), is right in the thick of it.
Indonesia's ban against blast fishing is not being enforced in some parts of Sulawesi island. Local fishermen are declaring their own marine protected areas.
An Indonesian fisherman complained of being given the cold shoulder by the local labor office despite several complaints of abuse.
A new group of NGOs wants more vigorous enforcement of the Labor Standards Act.
Taiwanese authorities are reassuring local fishermen that they will protect their rights and safeguard the NT$18 billion offshore fishing industry in Taiwan.
If Taiwan has not made improvements before the deadline, the European Commission will warn Taiwan with a red card and prohibit the import of Taiwanese fishery products to European countries. It is estimated that it will lead to NT$ 520 million (approximately US$ 15.9 million) worth of damages.