TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taipei and Manila has agreed to share information on fishery inspection, improve management of Davao port and the environment for Taiwanese fishing vessels to unload their catches.
The result was achieved in the fifth fisheries Technical Working Group meeting between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Philippines held in Quezon City from Feb. 26-27, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a statement Friday.
According to MOFA, Taiwan and the Philippines reached consensus on issues relating to law enforcement cooperation in fisheries.
This will involve improving mutual notification mechanisms, sharing fishing boat inspection information, assistance on fisheries development, exchanging aquaculture and hatching technologies, reducing post-harvest fish losses and updating notification mechanisms under the Agreement Concerning the Facilitation of Cooperation on Law Enforcement in Fisheries Matters.
The two sides also agreed to share related information on Davao port fishery inspections to deter illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing).
Taipei and Manila agreed to improve management of the port through bilateral cooperation, providing a better environment for Taiwanese fishing vessels to unload their catches and protect their operating rights.
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