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Taiwan: Govt. responds “positively” to Human Rights at Sea report concerning abuse on fishing fleets & in supply chains

“Taiwan Government Positively and Comprehensively Responds to Human Rights at Sea Fisheries Report”, 8 March 2020

The [Baseline Study on the Awareness and Application of Human Rights in Taiwan’s Fishing Industry]…was issue[d] in October 2019 as a consequence of…receiving information as to potential and asserted abuses occurring within the Taiwanese fishing fleets and associated supply chain. [It] is encourag[ing] to have received…a positive and comprehensive engagement with the Taiwanese authorities on the human rights matters raised…

CEO, David Hammond…commented: “This official Taiwan Government response to the…[Baseline Study]…should be viewed as a strong example of the scope, scale and transparency of a State-level response to [Human Rights at Sea’s]…work. We are grateful to Director General Chang, [Taiwan Fisheries Agency], for his considered review, and we look forward to future engagement on an independent and professional basis…”.

[Taiwan Fisheries Agency]: “…[we] would like to thank Human Rights at Sea…for its care of the rights and benefits of the foreign crew in Taiwanese fishery, and further recommendations concerned will always be welcome.”

 [The full report and key responses can be found following the links]