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KMT Legislator Jason Hsu accused top officials of inaction in a contentious meeting.
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.
Failure to tackle illegal fishing and human rights abuse in the Taiwanese fleet harms the country’s reputation and jeopardizes millions of dollars in seafood trade.
On March 21, two Taiwan fishing boats were fired upon while crossing the Malacca Strait. While the identity of the vessel that opened fire is still unclear, fishermen believe it is an official vessel of the Indonesian maritime force.