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1. Subsidizing Local Governments to Strengthen Rescue Momentum

The Ocean Affairs Council conducted the “Plan for Integrating Local Governments and Private Groups in Strengthening Coastal Recreation Activity Safety Work” in 2022 to enhance regional warning and lifesaving and rescue momentum.

2. Adding Safety Information for Public Inquiry

The Ocean Affairs Council has established the “Coastal Recreation Activity One-stop Information Service Platform" to provide the general public with coastal recreation related data. The research on “Risk Area Designation and Management Strategy Formulation” and “Operations for Outlying Island Coastal Recreation Activity Field Risk Level Designation” were completed on January 21 and September 8, 2021 and were mailed to respective competent authorities for reference and disposal.

3. Commencing Persuasion for Violations and Improving Rescue Improvement

In case the Coast Guard Administration, Ocean Affairs Council detects people engaging in recreational activities in prohibited and restricted waters, persuasion will commence. According to the “Open Sea and Development Plan” approved by the Executive Yuan, modern rescue equipment will be upgraded to enhance rescue efficiency.

Unit:Department of Maritime Security
Marine industry can be divided into three main categories.
1.Primary industrial sector
Extracts raw materials (which are natural products) from the sea, such as fisheries (including fishing and mariculture), mining, seaweed farming, etc.
2.Secondary industrial sector
Converts the raw materials provided by primary industry into commodities and products, such as shipbuilding, engineering, sea salt production, petroleum exploitation, ocean energy utilization, etc.
3.Tertiary industrial sector
This sector provides services to the general population and to businesses, such as marine transportation, marine recreation, marine biotechnology, etc.
Unit:Department of Marine Resources

There are many kind of marine resources that include both living and non-living resources. Some of them are given below.

  • 1. Living resources
    Marine living resources are living organisms that can be found in seas and oceans, such as fish, shellfish, seaweed, etc.
  • 2. Non-living resources
    • (1)Mineral resources: The oceans hold an enormous reservoirs of minerals, such as manganese nodule, petroleum, natural gas, etc.
    • (2)Ocean energy: The oceans represent a vast and largely untapped source of energy in the form of ocean currents, tides, waves, wind, etc.
    • (3)Seawater: Seawater can be used to produce fresh water and salt. Besides, deep sea water can also be a good water source.
Unit:Department of Marine Resources
  • 1. According to Article 36 of The Commercial Port Law, raising and catching marine life within a commercial port area are prohibited.
    The commercial port authority and related registered associations may coordinate to set measures and to delimit a fishery area for the public without affecting port operations, safety and causing pollution.
  • 2. Additionally, Article 5 of the same law, the authority is entitled to establish a port police force for the purpose of maintaining public order and of handling violations within  the port. Therefore, if the cases about fishing within a commercial port area are found or reported, the duty officers of C.G.A will report to the port police.
Unit:Department of Maritime Security

Taiwan has participated in 12 ocean-related international organizations, 8 of which are official. The characteristics among those organizations are mainly in fisheries management, while marine conservation and maritime security organizations are relatively scarce. Therefore, OAC will actively promote the participation of ocean-related international organizations in accordance with OAC businesses situations.

PS. (1) Official Name: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Southern Blackbird Conservation Committee (CCSBT) Extension Committee (EC), International Satellite-Assisted Search and Rescue Organization (COSPAS-SARSAT), American Tropical Salmon Committee (IATTC), North International Scientific Committee (ISC), Pacific Ocean Fisheries Commission (NPFC), South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO) and Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC); (2) Unofficial Name: Global Biodiversity The Information Technology Agency (GBIF), the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Resources (ICCAT), the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Fisheries Commission (FC).

Unit:Department of International Development

International law is usually formed by international practices or international recognition. Therefore, if Taiwan wants to be in line with international standards or not to be excluded from the international community, the content of international laws should be incorporated into the legal system of our country through specific legalizing process.

Unit:Department of International Development now drawing up “Ocean Basic Law (draft)” and teaming up with experts and official representatives to work together on the coming “White paper of Ocean policy”. These two vital momentum are going to combine resource from local and central government,and lead Taiwan toward an excellent ocean nation.


Unit:Department of Planning
O.A.C. have made subsidy requirement to encourage domestic academic institutes and organization to engage in ocean-related research.
We selected specific issues to enhance the effectiveness of subsidy and set priority for those  in accordance with goals of O.A.C..


Unit:Department of Planning
Our Location:
Address:4F, No.25, Chenggong 2nd Rd.,Qianzhen Dist., Kaohsiung City80661, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
MRT / Light Rail
  • 1. Kaohsiung MRT → MRT Station R6 Kaisyuan Exit 1, transfer to Software Technology Park by Light Rail or Bus 168 East
  • 2. Kaohsiung MRT → MRT Station R7 Shihjia Exit 2, transfer to Software Technology Park by Bus R16.
  • 3. Kaohsiung MRT → MRT Station R7 Shihjia Exit 4, 10 to 15-minute walk (head toward IKEA).
  • Kaohsiung Light Rail: C7 Software Technology Park, about 1-minute walk.
168 East, R16 (Shihjia Station → Light Rail Station Software Technology Park)
Link to Real-Time Bus Arrival Information
National freeway 1: Exit from Jhongjheng Rd. Interchange → Jhongjheng Rd. → Turn left on Jhongjheng Rd. → Turn right on Fusing Rd. → Arrival
National freeway 3: Turn into national freeway 10 → Exit from Jhongjheng Rd. Interchange on national freeway 1 → (Same as the route of national freeway 1)
Parking Information
Underground paid parking in Building C of the Kaohsiung Software Park or roadside parking
Unit:Information Management Office

You are welcome to use the pictures and audio/video data on the Ocean Affairs Council website. Yet, as the copyright of some contents does not belong to the Ocean Affairs Council, please give us the web address of the material you are going to use, and we will check its copyright. If the Ocean Affairs Council owns the copyright, you are welcome to use the material. Please send the address to and we will check for you.

Please follow the regulations below when you use or quote the materials from the website:

  • 1. The use of the material is limited to the materials permitted by the Ocean Affairs Council.
  • 2. Citation must be given (the full name of OAC—Ocean Affairs Council—and the website address
  • 3. The information from the Ocean Affairs Council is not allowed for any kind of business behavior.
Unit:Information Management Office

The Ocean Affairs Council has created the website “Ocean Taiwan” (, which is easily accessible to visitors, providing useful information on tourist attractions, water recreation activities, weather forecast, and laws and regulations. Don't miss it!

Unit:Department of Marine Resources

Article 4 of The Anti-Corruption Informant Rewards and Protection Regulation defines the term “corruptive offense” as the following offenses:

  • 1.The offenses prescribed in Articles 4 to 6 of the Anti-Corruption Statute;
  • 2.The offenses prescribed in Article 121, Article 122, Paragraphs 1 and 2, Article 123 and Article 131, Paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code;
  • 3.The offenses prescribed in Article 339 and Article 339(3) of the Criminal Code committed by a civil servant who takes advantage of his official authority, opportunity and means;
  • 4.The offenses prescribed in Articles 7, 9 and 10 of the Anti-Smuggling Statute;
  • 5.The offenses prescribed in Article 15, Paragraph 2 of the Anti-Narcotics Statute;
  • 6.The offenses prescribed in Article 15, Paragraph 2 of the Destruction of Compulsory Military Service Statute;
  • 7.The offenses prescribed in Article 11, Paragraph 1 of the Anti-Money Laundering Law.

When people come to the knowledge of a suspect offenses of corruption, he or she should make an accusation to or inform the following organizations by telephone or in writing: Taiwan Higher Prosecutors Office's Corruption Crackdown Task Force, a district prosecutors' office, MOJ Investigation Bureau or the investigation station in a city or county, the government ethics unit in a government agency on central or local level. The following table shows the contact telephone numbers of concerned organizations:

Organization P.O. Box Accusation telephone Switchboard number Address
Taiwan High Prosecutors Office Taipei P.O Box 14 - 124 Special line 0800024099 02-23713260 124,Sec.1, Zhongqing S. Road
MOJ Investigation Bureau Xindian P.O. Box 60000 Crackdown line: 02-29171111
Accusation line: 02-29188888
02-29112241 74, Zhonghua Road , Xindian, Taipei County
MOJ Department of Government Ethics Taipei P.O. Box 14-153 Accusation line: 02-23167586 02-23167000 6 th floor, 26, Sec.2, Guiyang Street , Taipei City
Unit:Department of Civil Service Ethics
The Council is in charge of the following matters:
  • 1. Overall planning, deliberation, coordination and implementation of general marine policy and the basic decrees.
  • 2. Overall planning, coordination and promotion of the development of marine industry.
  • 3. Overall planning, deliberation, coordination and promotion of marine environmental protection, resources management, sustainable development, biodiversity conservation and pollution prevention and control.
  • 4. Overall planning, deliberation, coordination and implementation of security of waters and coastal areas.
  • 5. Overall planning, coordination and implementation of marine culture and education.
  • 6. Overall planning, deliberation, coordination and implementation of marine scientific research and technological development.
  • 7. Overall planning, deliberation, coordination and implementation of marine human resources development.
  • 8. Overall planning, deliberation, coordination and implementation for harmonizing its relevant domestic laws with the international maritime conventions, and of international cooperation.
  • 9. Supervision, coordination and promotion of the Council’s marine research and manpower development institutions.
  • 10. Other affairs related to maritime affairs.
Unit:Department of Personnel

The Council have one Chairman (Minister), three Deputy Chairmen (Deputy Ministers) and one Chief Secretary.

The internal units of Council are Department of Planning, Department of Marine Resources, Department of Maritime Security, Department of Science & Technology Education, Department of International Development, Secretariat, Department of Personnel, Department of Civil Service Ethics, Department of Accounting and Information Management Office.

Its Subordinate agencies are Coast Guard Administration and Ocean Conservation Administration.

In addition, for the mission of marine policy planning, marine resources investigation, marine scientific research, marine industry and human resources development , an affiliated institution named National Academy of Marine Research was established.

Unit:Department of Personnel

Within the budget system, apart from the foregoing central government general budget and subordinate unit budgets routinely compiled during each fiscal year, budgets compiled outside the general budget in response to major emergency circumstances are termed special budgets. In accordance with Article 83 of the Budget Act, a special budget outside of the annual general budget may be submitted by the Executive Yuan in any of the following circumstances

  • 1. National defense emergency facilities or war.
  • 2. Major national economic event.
  • 3. Major calamities.
  • 4. Major political events taking place irregularly or once every few years.
Unit:Department of Budget, Accounting & Statistic
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