An interview with Chang Chih-sheng, Director-General, Taiwan Fisheries Agency on the issue of child labour.
The latest “List of Goods Produced by Child Labour or Forced Labor” was released by the U.S. Department of Labour (DOL) on September 28, and Taiwanese seafood products were listed for the second time since 2020. Together with China’s ban on seafood imports from Taiwan, Taiwan’s fishing industry is currently facing hardship. Who is able to lead and make a change?
Chang Chih-sheng, with an amiable countenance, is the Fisheries Agency Director-General, yet he holds a PhD from the Department of Horticulture, National Chung-Hsing University. Before taking over his current position, Chang worked for the Council of Agriculture for many years. How did this amiable man turn from working in the field of agriculture into the fishing industry? What are the challenges that Chang is facing now?