Chapter 1 General Principles
A fishermen association shall operate for such tenets as safeguarding fishermen’s rights and interests, enhancing fishermen’s knowledge and skills, increasing fishermen’s profits from production, improving fishermen’s livelihood, promoting the modernization of fisheries, and seeking development of fisheries.
A fishermen association is a legal person.
The competent authority of fishermen associations is the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan at the central level, municipal government at the municipal level, and county (city) government at county (city) level. However, the target businesses of fishermen associations shall be directed and supervised by the competent authorities of specific businesses.