National Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate IUU Fishing
In 2001, the
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) approved the
International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported
and Unregulated Fishing (IPOA-IUU), requesting States to develop their national
plan of action, to achieve the objective of IPOA to prevent, deter and
eliminate IUU fishing.
is developed in accordance with the provisions of the IPOA-IUU. Its contents
include all States responsibilities, flag States responsibilities, coastal
States measures, port States measures, internationally agreed market-related
measures, research, adoption of conservation and management measures within the
framework of regional fisheries management organizations, and supportive of the
special requirements of developing countries. In particular, the NPOA-IUU
explicates the legislative framework and monitoring, control and surveillance
(MCS) measures in Taiwan’s fisheries management, including the control of
nationals to ensure they do not conduct and support IUU fishing activities.
international instruments or regional fisheries management organizations,
Taiwan recognizes the fact that measures to ensure sustainable utlization of
marine fisheries resources are obligations with binding force. Taiwan will
revise, if deemed necessary, the contents of the NPOA-IUU, to ensure effective
prevention, deterrence and elimination of IUU fishing.