Combat IUU Fishing

Ben Tre strictly handles IUU fishing
09:02 05/28/2024

It is necessary to develop more detailed and consistent regulations on seafood production for export in line with the implementation of solutions towards sustainable and responsible fishing practices.

Regulations on the protection and sustainable development of aquatic resources, Việt Nam's legitimate rights at sea in accordance with international law and the achievements that the country has carved out to remove the European Union’s “yellow card” will be brought closer to local people.

Vietnam will investigate and handle all cases of the country’s fishing vessels being arrested by foreign countries, strictly punish all acts related to illegal fishing in the foreign waters and name them on the mass media, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien.

Authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang have taken a wide range of measures to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as a part of the national efforts to remove the European Commission (EC)’s ‘yellow card’ warning against Vietnam’s seafood exports.

( On October 20, 2022, Ms. Le Thi Tuyet Nhung – Director of Bac Lieu branch of Ca Mau Seafood Processing and Services JSC (CASES), a member company of the Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers Vietnam (VASEP) represented VASEP to present notebooks to propagandize against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing to students of Ganh Hao High School, Bac Lieu province.

( On 7th July 2022, at the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Le Thi Thu Hang - Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed: "We are interested in this information" when given the question relating the information that the United States wants to cooperate with Vietnam to combat illegal fishing.

( From June 12 to June 17, 2022, the VASEP’s IUU Working Group hold a dialogue program with the Sub-Department of Fisheries, fishing ports, fishermen and businesses of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa on fighting IUU fishing.

( Kien Giang Province has used a variety of methods to promote propaganda and encourage fishermen to strictly abide by anti-IUU regulation.

( According to Tra Vinh Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, 217 out of 260 offshore fishing vessels in the province (accounting for 83,46%) have been fitted with vessel monitoring system (VMS) to facilitate the management and protection of fishermen and sovereignty at national sea.

( 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.

( 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.

( Mr. Nguyen Quang Hung, Deputy Director of Directorate of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that the electronic log-book is being piloted in some coastal provinces of Vietnam.

( On August 10, 2021, Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) and the World Bank announced “A Trade-Based Analysis of the Economic Impact of Non-Compliance with Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing: The Case of Vietnam”.

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 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.

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