Annual Report 2008

   

    
 

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Appendix 1: 2008 Enforcement                   Schedule 
Appendix 2: Report from Taiwan
Appendix 3: NPAFC Bulletin No. 5
Appendix 4: Proposal of Reward                   Draw
Appendix 5: Sample and Data                   Requests (2008)
Appendix 6: Draft Pre-proposal                   for NPRB
Appendix 7: International
                  Symposium
Appendix 8: News Release
Appendix 9: Meetings &                   Publications
Appendix 10: Abbreviations
 
Appendix 2

Summary Report of Taiwan Relevant Monitoring Activities in 2008

by
Fisheries Agency,
Council of Agriculture &
Maritime Patrol Directorate General,
 Coast Guard Administration
Taiwan
 

     In response to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolutions on prohibiting driftnet fishing on the high seas, Taiwan has undertaken measures to prohibit Taiwanese vessels from engaging in the activities of driftnet fishing in the North Pacific Ocean since 1993, including dispatching patrol vessels to the North Pacific Ocean to monitor fishing activities of Taiwanese vessels.

     It is noted that no Taiwanese vessel is discovered to engage in driftnet fishing activities in the North Pacific Ocean after 1996. Nevertheless, Taiwan still has continued to send patrol vessels to the North Pacific Ocean to examine whether its vessels have involved in the driftnet fishing activities. According to the current regulations, Taiwanese nationals who engaged in high seas driftnet fishing operation may be subject to imprisonment up to six months.

     To further promote the information exchange on monitoring activities in the North Pacific Ocean, Taiwan has provided the Secretariat and the focal points of the members of NPAFC on June 16th of this year, with the information on Taiwan monitoring operation plan in 2008 before patrol vessels from Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration departed for the North Pacific Ocean.

     According to the statistics as shown in the Table 1, from June 16th to November 7th of this year, Taiwan has sent two patrol vessels for monitoring operation in the area of 38°-45°N, 145°–170°E for 168 days.
 

Table 1. Taiwan’s respective monitoring activities in the North Pacific Ocean in 2008

Name of Vessels

Patrol Areas

Period of Activity

Monitoring Days

Hsun Hu No.3

N 38°~ 42°

16 Jun ~ 25 Jul.

42

 

E155°~170°

31 Jul.~ 12 Sep.

42

Hsun Hu No.2

N38°~45°

11 Aug.~19 Sep.

40

E148°~160°

25 Sep.~7 Nov.

44

 

 

 

168

 
     On July 12th of this year, ”Hsun Hu No.3”, the patrol vessel of Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration, sighted two driftnet fishing vessels named ”Liao Jin Yu 2675” (辽金漁2675) and ” Liao Jin Yu 2676” (辽金漁2676) at 40°33’N, 159°24’E at around 7:00 (GMT+9). However, after chasing the vessels for 8 hours, ”Hsun Hu No.3” stopped tracking the vessel due to the vessels to leave at 40°22.0’N, 156°44.3’E at around 15:00.

     On July 12th, the official from Fisheries Agency of Taiwan has sent e-mail to the srect of NPAFC about above case for further cooperation.

     In addition, to prevent our flagged vessels and our nationals from engaging in driftnet fishing activities in the North Pacific Ocean, in 2008 Taiwan has continued to implement existing management measures, and it is expected that these management measures including dispatching patrol vessels to the North Pacific Ocean, while available, to monitor fishing activities of Taiwanese vessels, will continue to make its best effort for this end.

     The high seas driftnet fishing is an international illegal activity. To effectively deter this illegal operation and to ensure the attainment of this Commission, it could rely not only on one country’s individual effort, but also the cooperation and the collective information exchange mechanisms among all concerned countries.

 

    

Figure 1.  “Liao Jin Yu 2675” (辽金漁2675) was preparing to flee.
 
 

Figure 2.  Seven words “Liao Jin Yu 2675” (辽金漁2675) was identified on the side of vessel.
 

   

 

 

Figure 3.  Onboard equipments of “Liao Jin Yu 2675” (辽金漁2675).
 

 

Figure 4.  “Liao Jin Yu 2676” (辽金漁2676) was trying to flee away.
 

   

 

 

Figure 5.  Seven words “Liao Jin Yu 2676” (辽金漁2676) was identified on the side of vessel.
 

 

Figure 6.  Onboard equipments of “Liao Jin Yu 2676” (辽金漁2676).
 

   

 


 

Figure 7.  The fishing gear of unknown-named vessel at 40°30.7N,159°26.9E
 

 

 

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