Taiwan's Fishing industry "Out of Control" May face EU sanctions


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The European Union warned Taiwan last October that it would face economic sanctions if it did not tackle illegal fishing within six months — a period which is almost over

Crew on Taiwanese vessels — which include as many as 160,000 migrant workers — endure “horrendous” working conditions and physical abuse, withheld payments and exploitation by recruitment agents, the report said. Greenpeace said foreign crews’ labor rights are not protected by any regulations, with workers recounting tales of being beaten by captains and working more than 20 hours a day for months on end.


Also people have been murdered on the high seas, we don’t hear about missing fishermen in many cases.