Taiwan joins South Pacific fisheries body

Taiwan has officially become a member of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization, the ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced 23 September.

Taiwan’s membership as a fishing entity under the name Chinese Taipei came after representatives with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New Zealand submitted a document 24 August stating that the nation agrees to abide by the terms of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean, the MOFA said.

Participation in the SPRFMO “allows us to expand [fishery] activities to the South Pacific region, solidify our fishing privileges on the Pacific high seas and protect the rights of our fishermen working in these waters,” the ministry said.

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