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Fishing to be key in Japan talks: officials

PLENTY OF FISH:A fishermen’s group said that Taiwanese boats could pull in up to NT$2bn more if allowed to operate in the waters around the disputed Diaoyutai Islands

By Fan Cheng-hsiang and Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

“The government tolerates no infringement on Taiwanese fishermen’s justifiable rights to operate within Taiwanese territory and will provide them with continued protection,” the Executive Yuan said.

The Fisheries Agency will adhere to its policy of “safeguarding every Taiwanese fisherman operating legally” and dispatch at least one patrol vessel a day to ensure the safety of the nation’s fishing boats, it said.

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