PM asks for strictly handling with fishing vessels violating IUU fishing
15:55 | 04/05/2019

VGP – The PM has asked coastal localities to strictly treat with fishing vessels violating the Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, especially preventing and ending fishing vessels and local fishermen launching illegal exploitation at foreign waters.  

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Accordingly, the Ministry of Finance joins hand with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to soon prepare expenditures for vessel monitoring system project.  

Coastal provinces and cities actively strengthen infrastructures and human resources to promote the prevention and control of IUU fishing as well as make careful preparations for related works and contents during the working sessions with the European Commission delegation in May this year, aiming to lift the “yellow card”. 

In October 2017, the EC imposed a yellow card warning on Vietnamese seafood for failing to make progress in fighting IUU fishing.

The warning had exposed risks from Vietnamese seafood to the European Union and other markets around the world, having a negative impact on the production and lives of local residents.

Since the imposition of the yellow card, the Government, ministries, agencies and localities have been trying to meet the EC’s demands.

By Thuy Dung 

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