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Cablegate: Taiwan to Investigate Sightings of Possible High

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS TAIPEI 003152

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/RSP/TC AND OES/OMC - TOM KING
PLEASE PASS TO AIT/W
DOC PLEASE PASS TO NOAA/NMFS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIS PREL PHSA SENV ESTH
SUBJECT: TAIWAN TO INVESTIGATE SIGHTINGS OF POSSIBLE HIGH
SEAS DRIFT NET VESSELS

REF: SECSTATE 216948

In response to reftel, AIT ESTOFF has discussed the issue of
reported sightings of high seas drift net vessels with Taiwan
Fisheries Agency Deputy Administrator James Sha. All of the
key points included in reftel were provided in writing to Mr.
Sha. Mr. Sha promised to investigate the matter and provide
any information he finds. ESTOFF emphasized the importance
of trying to provide the information prior to the upcoming
North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission on 25 October 2004.
Mr. Sha promised to do his best to respond before that time.
PAAL

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