Tai­wan, Pa­pua New Guinea crack down on illegal fish­ing

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan and Pa­pua New Guinea inked a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing on Mon­day in which the two coun­tries agreed to co­op­er­ate in crack­ing down on illegal fish­ing.

Fish­eries Agency Di­rec­tor­Gen­eral Tsay Tzu-yaw signed the pact with John Ed­ward Kasu, his coun­ter­part from the Pa­cific na­tion, at the agency’s head­quar­ters in Kaoh­si­ung.

The cer­e­mony was wit­nessed by the deputy chief of the Coun- cil of Agri­cul­ture James Sha.

Tsay said Pa­pua New Guinea has been an im­por­tant fish­ing ground for Tai­wanese fish­ing boats for tuna and has at­tracted Tai­wanese in­vest­ment in fish pro­cess­ing fac­to­ries.

The fish­ery co­op­er­a­tion deal, which he lauded as the first of its kind be­tween the two coun­tries on fish­ery man­age­ment co­op­er­a­tion, is ex­pected to ex­pand their co­op­er­a­tion on ef­forts to stem illegal, un­re­ported and un­reg­u­lated (IUU) fish­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, Tsai said.

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