Taiwan’s fisheries plagued by human rights abuses and shark finning - Greenpeace investigation

Last edited 14 April 2016 at 11:19am
14 April, 2016

A year-long Greenpeace East Asia investigation into Taiwan’s distant water tuna fisheries has exposed illegal shark finning, labour and human rights abuses, as well as Taiwan’s failure to adequately address issues such as murder and drug-smuggling at sea.

The findings released today in a Greenpeace East Asia report come as a yellow card warning from the European Commission is about to expire. Issued on 1 October 2015, Taiwan was given six months to clean up its fisheries or face economic sanction by the EU.

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Ron with activist alongside the MV Lung Yuin in Taiwan
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