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News Release A Trade-Based Analysis of the Economic Impact of Non-Compliance with Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing The Case of Vietnam
09:01 08/10/2021

On March 08, 2019, the Government promulgates the Decree No. 26/2019/ND-CP on providing guidelines for implementation of the Law on Fisheries.

On December 25, 2018, the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development promulgated the Circular No. 36/2018/TT-BNNPTNT on amendments to the Circular No. 26/2016/TT-BNNPTNT dated June 30, 2016 by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on quarantine of aquatic animals and products thereof.

This Decree deals with administrative violations, penalties, fines, remedial measures against each violation, the power to impose penalties, fines imposed by authorized title holders, and the power to record administrative violations against regulations on fisheries.

On November 15, 2018, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development promulgated a Circular No. 21/2018/TT-BNNPTNT on preparation and submission of fishing reports and fishing logbooks; publishing of list of fishing ports designated to issue statement of fishery products processed from catches, and IUU vessel list; validation of catch statements for raw materials and catch certificates.

On Feb 2nd 2018, the Government promulgates the Decree No. 17/2018/ND-CP providing amendments to the Government’s Decree No. 67/2014/ND-CP dated July 07, 2014 on certain fishery development policies.

On 16 January 2018, the Prime Minister of Vietnam has issued the Decision No 78/QĐ-TTg on national plan of action to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing up to 2025.

On November 21, 2017, The National Assembly of Vietnam promulgated Law No. 18/2017/QH14 on Fishery

In 2008, the European Commission (EC) issued Regulation 1005/2008 on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU). According to the regulation, the countries exporting exploited products to the European Union (EU) must comply with the regulations on IUU.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) The PM has sent official telegram No. 732/CD-TTg on prevention, reduction and stopping of infringements by Vietnamese fishing vessels and fishermen regarding illegal fishing in foreign countries’ waters.


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