Vietnam’s action compaign

(vasep.com.vn) On October 23rd 2017, on the website: europa.eu, European Commission has published the Press Release on warning Vietnam with a "yellow card" over insufficient action to fight illegal fishing.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) On 24th October 2017, at the headquarter of Vietnam Coast Guard in Hanoi, Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) and Vietnam Coast Guard signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation in combating IUU fishing and strong determination together with the Government and relevant units on building Vietnamese fisheries sustainably and effectively. Lieutenant General Hoang Van Dong, the Command's Political Commissar chaired the conference.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the morning of 11th October 2017, at Sheraton Saigon in Ho Chi Minh city, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and VASEP co-organized the conference on IUU and US seafood import monitoring Program (SIMP) with an aim to discussing issues relating to SIMP and program on combating IUU fishing of the U.S.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In context of increasing issues related to sustainable development of fishery, regulation on IUU fishing is a big concern of Vietnam fishing. Concerning on the risk of yellow card issued by EU in the same way of some countries, so far VASEP has many cooperation programs and action together with Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Directorate of Fisheries (D- Fish) and the fishing community, showing the strong commitment in compliance of IUU regulations and accompany with MARD, D-Fish and relevant state agencies.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) On 11th October 2017, at VASEP office in Ho Chi Minh city, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thu Sac, Vice Chairman of VASEP, Chairman of VASEP marine product Committee (VMPC), Chair of VASEP’s IUU Steering Committee VASEP General Secretary Truong Dinh Hoe and all members of the IUU Committee hold a meeting with the experts from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) On September 25th, 2017, at the conference "Vietnam marine product companies commit to combating IUU" held by VASEP, marine product enterprises agree to establish the Steering Committee of fisheries enterprises on combating IUU under VASEP. The Steering Committee includes 10 leaders from 10 marine product enterprises.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) VASEP Marine Product Committee (VMPC) and Vietnamese seafood processors and exporters all meet here to attend the conference "Marine product Enterprises Commit to Combating IUU Fishing" to show our strong determination, broad consensus to implement the program on combating IUU fishing for the sustainable fisheries and the development of Vietnam in fishing, processing and exporting fisheries products.

The VietNam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) Marine Product Committee and Vietnamese seafood processors and exporters have promised to implement the EU’s demands on fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and the national action plan to combat it.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) On September 25th, 2017, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) held the Conference "Vietnam marine product companies commit to combating IUU". Attending the meeting, there were Mr. Tran Van Minh, Vice Chairman of The National Assembly Committee for Science, Technology and Environment; Ms. Nguyen Thi Le Thuy, Deputy Head of the National Assembly delegation in Ben Tre; Deputy Minister of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) – Mr. Vu Van Tam as well as more than 100 representatives from MARD, sub-departments of Ba Ria Vung Tau province, Tien Giang province, marine product enterprises and the media.

The VASEP (Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers) Marine Product Committee and Vietnamese seafood processors and exporters on September 25 promised to implement the EU’s demands on fighting IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing and the national action plan to combat IUU fishing.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) On September 25th, 2017, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) held the Conference "Vietnam marine product companies commit to combating IUU". Attending the meeting, there were Mr. Tran Van Minh, Vice Chairman of The National Assembly Committee for Science, Technology and Environment; Ms. Nguyen Thi Le Thuy, Deputy Head of the National Assembly delegation in Ben Tre; Deputy Minister of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) – Mr. Vu Van Tam as well as more than 100 representatives from MARD, sub-departments of Ba Ria Vung Tau province, Tien Giang province, marine product enterprises and the media.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) would like to thank marine product companies for their cooperation in the program of fighting against IUU fishing. After VASEP launched and sent an open letter on inviting marine product enterprises to register to participate in "Combating IUU Fishing", VASEP has been receiving a lot of attention & registration from marine product enterprises in the country wide to take part in the program "Commiting against IUU fishing".

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has urged seafood processors, importers and exporters to participate in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

During a recent meeting in Thailand, the prime ministers of Thailand and Vietnam reaffirmed their commitment to suppressing illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) On Sep 11th 2017, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam – Mr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Deputy Minister of MARD– Mr. Vu Van Tam and leaders of MARD, and leaders of Directorate of Fisheries (D-Fish) had a meeting with Ambassador Bruno Angelet, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam and EU Trade Counselors in Vietnam with an aim to discussing and sharing information on the implementation of EU’s recommendations on combating IUU fishing in Vietnam.


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