EU officials take fact-finding trip on Taiwanese efforts to curb IUU


European Commission officials will visit Taiwan to gain a better understanding of the efforts to curb illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and decide whether to lift a “yellow card” warning imposed in 2015, reports Focus Taiwan

It has been two and a half years since the EU placed Taiwan on its “yellow card” warning list in October 2015 for insufficient cooperation in combating IUU fishing.

Officials from the commission are slated to take a fact-finding trip to Taiwan from March 13-21 to assess whether Taiwan’s fisheries management and far sea fishing practices have improved, the Fisheries Agency said, adding that they are scheduled to submit a report after the visit.

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