Marine Protection

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List of Legislations for Establishing Marine Protected Areas

Taiwan’s Marine Protected Areas
List of Legislations for Establishing Marine Protected Areas
Types of MPAs Competent Authority Legislation Area (km2) Coverage in entire MPAs Coverage in territorial sea Remarks
No-take (including fisheries resources conservation areas) Council of Agriculture Fisheries Act 26500.1 86.66% 40.721%  
National Park MPAs Dongsha Atoll National Park National Park Administration, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior National Park Law 3534.90 11.56% 5.432%  
Taijiang National Park Taijiang National Park Administration, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior 344.05 1.13% 0.529% These areas overlap with 3 n.m. closed fishing areas, except for Taijiang National Park with 4.3 km2 overlapped closed fishing area
Kenting National Park Kenting National Park Administration, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior 152.08 0.50% 0.234%
National Scenic Areas Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation & Communication Statute for the Development of Tourism 43.952 0.14% 0.068%
Wildlife Refuges Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture Wildlife Conservation Act 2.36 0.01% 0.004%
Natural Reserves Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture Cultural Heritage Preservation Act 1.98 0.01% 0.003%
Total     30579.42 100% 46.990%  
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