|25. The fishing industry is very developed, with our fishing ships operating in the high seas, or utilizing the fish resources of coofriendlyation nations, throughout the world. Annual production including that of aquaculture reached over 1.28 million metric tons, substantially satisfying domestic demand and providing large exports.|
|26. To accommodate this growing industry of the main fisheries besides investing in fishing harbors, wholesale markets, modern gear, and other infrastructure, the government has been guiding the industry in adapting to changing times and environments with conservation views and measures accepted worldwide.|
28. The development of new propagation techniques, wedded to strong demand, has made mariculture an important aquaculture category in Taiwan.
29. Eels are a high value product suitable for intensive pond farming using mixed feeds. The main export market for eel is Japan, and eel farming is at the top of the fisheries industry in terms of export value, exceeding US$400 million.