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Update news Illegal fishing
The Government, ministries and local authorities have been improving legal enforcement, supervision on the implementation of the law and traceability requirements through heavier fines on illegal fishing.
The Vietnamese government is doing its utmost to prevent illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing practices, helped along by moves in Europe to remove warnings on the country’s activities.
The European Commission will convene an online meeting with the Directorate of Fisheries on October 27 to review Vietnam’s efforts against illegal, unreported and undocumented fishing.
As the third largest seafood exporter in the world, Viet Nam's could lose about US$480 million per year if it fails in its fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Removing the European Commission’s illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing “yellow card” is no easy task and cannot be done overnight,
Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung urged stronger and more drastic and appropriate measures to early complete all recommendations by the European Commission so as to remove its yellow card warning over illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU).
Nguyen Quang Hung, Deputy General Director of the Directorate of Fisheries talks about Vietnam’s resolve to stop all illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities in foreign territorial waters.
Two fishermen in the southern central province of Binh Dinh have been fined a total VND1.8 billion (USD78,260) for illegal fishing in foreign waters.
A fisherman in the central province of Quang Ngai has been fined more than VND927.5 million (USD40,304) for fishing in Malaysian waters.
Despite local authorities of northern coastal province of Quang Ninh ordering tougher management and punishment of destructive fishing practices, use of illegal fishing equipment is still common,
A fishing village has been illegally expanding on the La Nga River in Dong Nai Province’s Dinh Quan District and polluting it despite the local authorities’ prevention efforts,