Feb 10, 2014

New Zealand rebukes Japan in whaling row

New Zealand has sharply criticized Japan for allowing a whaling ship to enter New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone. New Zealand said Monday that Japan ignored requests that the Shonan Maru 2 steer clear of New Zealand’s 200-nautical-mile EEZ as the whaler pursued an anti-whaling ...

Jan 24, 2014

New 'island' may help enlarge EEZ

Continuing volcanic activity near the tiny island of Nishinoshima, some 1,000 km south of Tokyo, has given rise to the possibility that Japan’s exclusive economic zone may expand a fraction. The “new island” that emerged during a volcanic eruption last year, an event first ...

Taiwan skippers hail pact and jump the gun

May 11, 2013

Taiwan skippers hail pact and jump the gun

Even though the new Japan-Taiwan fishing treaty didn’t come into force until Friday, some Taiwanese trawlers landed their first catch Thursday. Lin Hsin-chuan, secretary general of the Association of Longline Fishing, said the Tiaoyutai Islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, ...