1.The full text of seven articles promulgated on 19 January 2017
by the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan under Order No.
2.Article 7, appendix 1 of Article 2, and appendix 2 of Article
3 amended and promulgated on 3 January 2018 by the Council of
Agriculture, Executive Yuan under Order No. Nung-Yu-Tzu
3.Appendix 2 of Article 3 amended and promulgated on 28
September 2018 by the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan
under Order No. Nung-Yu-Tzu 1071337256.
These Regulations are established pursuant to Article 9,
paragraph 2 of the Act for Distant Water Fisheries.
The automatic location communicator (ALC) installed onboard
any fishing vessel of distant water fisheries shall meet the
(1)The ALC shall have a built-in global positioning system
(GPS), be tampered proof, and be proof against any attempt
of manual entry of position data.
(2)The ALC shall have a single antenna used for both GPS and
ALC. In case that the antenna is mounted outside the
housing of the ALC, the antenna shall be connected by a
single, unbroken and undamaged cable to the ALC.
(3)The ALC shall be able to operate continuously and
automatically at all time under any weather condition, and
transmit accurate data within the area between 70°N and
(4)The ALC shall be able to transmit data, including catch
data, identification number of the ALC, date, time,
longitude and latitude, speed and course.
(5)The GPS in the ALC shall be able to provide positions with
a margin of error lower than 100 meters, with a confidence
(6)The ALC which has the function of two-way communications
between the vessel and the monitoring center shall be able
to accept remote change of reporting frequency set by the
competent authority or the commissioned professional
institution, and shall have the function of reporting
vessel position(s) in real time. The ALC without the
function of two-way communications shall automatically
report vessel position(s) at least every hour, and the time
lag of the transmission of position data shall not exceed 90
The manufacturers and types that meet the requirements
stipulated in the preceding paragraph are shown in Appendix 1.
The electronic logbook (E-logbook) system installed onboard any
fishing vessel of distant water fisheries shall meet the
specifications of software and hardware as shown in Appendix 2.
The coordinate system of any electronic navigational chart
installed onboard any fishing vessel of distant water fisheries
shall be the World Geodetic System, WGS84.
The competent authority shall maintain and update the equipment
of the monitoring center so as to keep the monitoring center
functional and operational 24 hours a day.
The competent authority shall guide distant water fisheries
operators to update the ALC and E-logbook system.
These Regulations shall become effective on January 20, 2017.
Amendments to these Regulations shall become effective upon