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Article 15
Any national of the Republic of China attaining the age of majority whose household registered in the district of a fishermen association, if meeting one of the following requirements, may join the regional fishermen association in the district as member of category A or B after passing qualification screening:
(1) Members of category A:
i. Distant water fishermen
ii. Offshore fishermen
iii. Coastal fishermen
iv. Shallow sea culture fishermen
v. Pond culture fishermen
vi. Lake and river marsh fishermen
(2) Members of category B:
i. Owners of fishing vessel or fish farm hiring others to engage in fisheries operation.
ii. People engaging in the work of fisheries improvement and promotion now, who had graduated from fishery vocational school or had published fisheries books or invention.
iii. Part-time fishermen that engage in the labor work of fisheries but not qualified as member of category A.
A juvenile whose age over than fifteen and actually engaging in the labor work of fisheries that qualified as member of category A, with the approval of his/her legal representative, may join the regional fishermen association in the district as member of category A.
A fisherman living in residence without regional fishermen association may join the adjacent regional fishermen association as member.
A distant water and offshore fisherman may join the regional fishermen association in the district that their vessels registered as member.
A fisherman cannot simultaneously join two regional fishermen associations as member.
The standard of qualification, required documents, reviewing procedure and other requirements for the people as referred to in paragraph 1 to follow when applying for membership of a fishermen association shall be prescribed by the central competent authority.
A member of fishermen association that join the association less than six months or whose age is under the age of majority does not have the right to elect or to be elected.
Article 15-1
A national of the Republic of China attaining the age of majority whose household registered in the district of that fishermen association, but not qualified as engaging in related fisheries operation as stipulated in the preceding Article, may join the fishermen association as a sponsor member.
Any lawfully registered fisheries related enterprise may join the fishermen association in the district as group sponsor members. An individual or group sponsor member does not have the rights to elect or to be elected, with the exception that they may be elected as a supervisor, but other rights and obligations are the same as a member.