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Last Update:2015-12-18

Yunlin County Exclusive Fishing Right

Announcement on Suspending Yunlin District Fishermen’s Association Exclusive Fishing Right for 4 Years

Yunlin District Fishermen’s Association Exclusive Fishing Right

Fishing Right Holder: Yunlin District Fishermen’s Association

Approval No.: Nong-Yu-Zhuan No. 12

1. Approved position, area and range:
Area extending 3 nautical miles seaward from mean low tide line along the coast of Yunlin County (Base Point A70: 23o31.1’N, 120o8.84’E; Base Point A741: 23o50.58’N, 120o14.47’E; Base Point A731: 23o51.42’N, 120o9.15’E; Base Point A69: 23o31.51’N, 120o4.03’E; Base Point A691: 23o31.28’N, 120o7.33’E), but not including designated area registered as basic off-island industrial park of Yulnlin, area of Fangsheng sand and gravel field, and port areas and their navigational passages. (Attachment 1 chart of fishing ground, Attachment 2 Coordinates in Longitudes and Latitudes of range of areas not included.)

2. Approved area: 94.52 square kilometers

3. Approved Duration: 11 October 2012 to 10 October 2022

4. Approved types of fisheries: gill-net fishery, push net fishery, hook and line fishery, pot fishery, shallow sea aquaculture

5. Restrictions or affiliated conditions:

(1) Under the principle of taken from the public and using by the public, holder of the fishing right shall allocate 100% access fee, for full input to the management and building of fishing ground, and implemented in accordance with the conditions set forth in Attachment 3.

(2) Holder of fishing right shall carry out conservation of resources and preservation of the marine environment in accordance with the rules prescribed in the business plan, and provide annual report in writing on every 31 January. Upon review of the Council of Agriculture (in principle, performed bi-annually), in case the approved conditions prescribed in the Attachment have not been performed, the exclusive fishing right license shall be subject to revocation in whole or in part in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, article 123, and the holder shall have no right to request for recourse.

(3) Approved scope of exclusive fishing right, precluding the use of the following sea areas which have been duly publicized:

i. Port areas and their navigational passages of naval ports, commercial ports, ports for exclusive use, fishing ports, and marinas.

ii. Areas of national parks.

iii. Areas which have been occupied but have completed exclusive fishing right compensation.

iv. Mine and excavation areas which have been approved in accordance with the Mining Act, and Sand and Gravel Excavation Act, and are still effective.

v. Any areas due for exclusive use which have been publicized by the central or local government in accordance with the applicable law.

(4) In areas prescribed as follows, for joint uses, the operations of exclusive fishing right are to be conducted under restrictions or the conditions as set forth in the Attachment, and the holder of the exclusive fishing right shall have no right of recourse:

i. All kinds of protected areas (such as marine protected areas, coral reef protected areas), natural reserves, artificial reef areas and wetlands, which have been publicized by the government according to law.

ii. Restrictions or prohibitions as publicized by the competent fisheries authorities in accordance with article 44 of the Fisheries Act.

iii. Areas where facilities are already in existence: such as fuel oil offloading buoys at sea, water inlet and outlet vents of power plants, etc.

iv. Areas publicized by the government according to law, for specific uses, while not prohibiting fishing activities.

(5) The extent of fishing access to exclusive fishing right shall be subject to restrictions of fisheries conservation measures on fishing gears, fishing methods, fishing seasons as publicized by the government according to law.

(6) Principles in dealing with matters involving Taiwan Strait Mine Areas 1 and 2 of China Petroleum Corporation of Taiwan by the exclusive fishing right:

i. Before 14 June 2013, exclusive fishing right and mining right will co-exist, and the exclusive fishing right holder shall not have the right of recourse.

ii. After 15 June 2013, when approving exclusive mining right, article 29 of the Fisheries Act shall apply.

6. Types and names of fisheries, types of fishing gears, catches, and fishing periods:

Fisheries types Main catches Fishing periods
Gill-net fishery Spanish mackerel, scads, pomfrets, mullet, threadfin fish, etc. Year round
Push net fishery Fry of eel, milkfish, mullet Year round
Hook and line fishery Pomfrets, croakers, mullet, threadfin fish, three-banded sweetlips, etc. Year round
Pot fishery Three-banded sweetlip, blue crabs, etc. Year round
Shallow sea aquaculture Oyster, hard clam, etc. Year round

7. Chart of fishing ground:

8. Areas precluded in longitudes and latitudes: Attachment 2, Areas precluded, in longitudes and latitudes (Yunlin)

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