BRUSSELS (CNA) – The European Union will soon send a team to Taiwan to evaluate the effectiveness of the country’s measures to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), an EU official told CNA Thursday.
Taiwan was given a “yellow card” by the European Commission in October 2015 and was warned that the country risked being identified as uncooperative in the fight against IUU.
The EU official, who asked not to be named, said the withdrawal of the yellow card would depend on Taiwan’s efforts and the measures it has implemented to curb IUU.
Also on Wednesday, Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲), deputy head of the Council of Agriculture, said Taiwan’s fishing had been regulated and he was very confident the yellow card would be withdrawn.
By Tang Pei-chun and William Yen