||The full text of seven articles promulgated on 19 January 2017
by the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan under Order No.
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
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.
Article 2 and 3 amended and promulgated on 14 March 2019 by the
Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan under Order No. Nung-Yu-Tzu
Article 2 amended and promulgated on 22 April 2021 by the Council
of Agriculture, Executive Yuan under Order No. Nung-Yu-Tzu
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 following
(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 70°S.
(4)The ALC shall be able to transmit data, including identification
number of the ALC, date, time, longitude and latitude, speed and
(5)The GPS in the ALC shall be able to provide positions with a margin
of error lower than 100 meters, with a confidence of 98%.
(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 60 minutes.
The ALC manufacturers and types that meet the requirements stipulated in
the preceding paragraph shall be announced by the competent authority.
The electronic logbook (E-logbook) system installed onboard any fishing
vessel of distant water fisheries shall meet the specifications of software
and hardware as designated by the competent authority; and such specifications
shall be announced by the competent authority.
The coordinate system of any electronic navigational chart installed onboard
any fishing vessel of distant water fisheries shall be the World Geodetic
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 promulgation.