Representatives from the government, industrial and academic sectors met for a colloquium yesterday aimed at establishing an ocean industrial park in southern Taiwan and the enactment of a law governing related affairs.
The colloquium, sponsored by the Executive Yuan's Southern Taiwan Office and the Fisheries Administration under the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture (COA), called together some 200 delegates from academic, corporate and public policy fields to discuss how an ocean industrial park can be established in southern Taiwan, which yields about 70 percent of Taiwan's maritime output every year.
Addressing the symposium, You Hung (
It is vital for Taiwan to have its own ocean-based industrial parks as it is a maritime nation, You claimed.
Against this background, You said, the COA Fisheries Administration was asked to initiate the plan to establish an ocean industrial park in the south and to pursue the enactment of related laws.
Also speaking at the symposium, Hu Yi-hsiang (
Other issues pertaining to the plan include talent nurturing and training; industrial processing of frozen seafood and related products, their storage, distribution and international marketing; and the integration and use of oceanic and maritime technology.
Also speaking at the symposium, Chen Yang-i (
Noting that 25 percent of the world's marine resources have dried out or are dying, while another 44 percent has reached its limit, Chen said that good fishery management is vital in terms of maintaining sufficient fishery production.
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