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(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to Mr. Nguyen Quang Hung, Deputy Director General of the Directorate of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, through a recent online meeting with the European Commission (EC) on combating illegal, unregulated and unneported fishing (IUU), the EC continued to affirm that Vietnam has made great efforts, especially with very specific attention and direction from the Secretariat, the Government, the Prime Minister. government and ministries and sectors.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) on September 7, 2021, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh set a deadline for localities to stop illegal fishing by the end of this year, to avoid the risk of EU fines. “red card” if there is no improvement.

The southern province of Kien Giang aims to resolutely minimise and end illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, develop and implement a project on consolidating and rearranging fishing vessels in the province to provide stable work for fishermen, ensuring sustainability in preventing IUU fishing.

The National Steering Committee on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Prevention and Control on July 13 held an online meeting with representatives of 28 coastal localities to discuss measures to continue to combat IUU fishing.

The European Commission (EC)'s unremoved yellow card warning is one of the major challenges for Vietnam's seafood exports.

On June 28, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued Decision 2840/QD-BNN-TCTS on the designation and publication of a list of seaports eligible for fishing vessels, transport and transshipment vessels of foreign-caught aquatic products landing at ports for import, temporary import for re-export, and transit of caught aquatic products through the Vietnamese territory.

The Prime Minister recently issued Directive 17 on the inter-sectoral coordination mechanism between departments, ministries and localities in exchanging and processing information, to prevent and move to stop fishing vessel situation Vietnam violates regulations on combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in foreign waters.