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Provincial/state/local programme

China’s VMS programme is comprised of a national programme and several provincial programmes.

 

Fisheries monitored by VMS

  • Longliners (greater than 100 tons)
  • Purse seiners
  • Squid jigging vessels
  • Saury torch light vessels
  • Fish carriers

 

Number of vessels monitored by VMS

  • Total: 855
  • Longliners: 616 (including eight less than 100 tons fishing in the Atlantic)
  • Purse seiners: 34
  • Squid jigging vessels: 110
  • Saury torch light vessels: 70
  • Fish carriers: 25

 

Vessel size range (gross tons)

  • Longliners: 100 – 700
  • Purse seiners: 500 – 2 000
  • Squid jigging vessels: 500 – 1 000
  • Saury torch light vessels: 500 – 1 000
  • Fish carriers: 500 – 3 600

 

Purpose of monitoring

  • Monitor compliance with fisheries regulations of Taiwan.

 

Legal framework

  • Fisheries Act of Taiwan.

 

Funding strategy

  • Shipboard VMS equipment and communication fees are paid by vessel owners. Control centre equipment and operations funded by the government.

 

Staffing level

  • 6 full time (3 VMS Administrative Officers and 3 VMS Centre Operators).

 

Additional integrated programmes

  • None

 

Anticipated growth

  • To 1 200 vessels over next five years (including longliners under 24 m)

 

Contacts

Taiwan VMS Programme

Telephone: (+886) 2 3343 6037
Fax: (+886) 2 3343 6268
send an email

 
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