The 8th council members’ meeting of the Ocean Affairs Council was successfully held on September 28, 2020 (Monday). It was the first council members’ meeting held by the second term of council members after their reappointment was approved by the Executive Yuan. Ocean Affairs Council Minister Lee, Chung-wei extended his gratitude to the newly appointed (reappointed) council members. At the council members’ meeting, sea recreation activity related one-stop information service platform information expansion updates, the progress of the Chinese White Dolphin conservation, recommendations for deepening national marine talent cultivation and other motions were included in the agenda. Following a comprehensive discussion by the council members and agency representatives, consensus and results were reached.
According to the Ocean Affairs Council, the council members’ meeting is the integrated platform of the Executive Yuan’s maritime affairs. Deputy heads of eight maritime affair agencies and ministries, including the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, the National Development Council and the Environmental Protection Administration served as the council members. In addition, experts and scholars from the fields of maritime law and administration, maritime security, marine conservation, marine science education, marine culture and marine industry were recruited. Looking ahead, this platform will continue to be used to effectively coordinate and integrate maritime affairs and policies, hoping to move towards the goal of becoming an outstanding maritime nation in terms of “ecology, security and prosperity.”