Marine catching is one of the strengths for Cà Mau to develop its marine economy. The province has worked out some solutions to help local farmers in their marine exploitation with sustainability and rule compliance assurance.
The chairman of the provincial People’s Committee requires the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to work with other local relevant departments, sectors, and offices following new regulations stemming from the Fishery Law 2017. The fishing ports and storm shelters must be qualified and safe enough for fishing boats to arrive, depart, load and unload their fish, and to park during storms. Substandard fishing ports and storm shelters must be repaired and improved.
All units are required to follow the regulations of food safety and hygiene, environmental protection, explosion prevention, and security and order around the fishing ports and storm shelters. An annual plan must be drawn up to distribute the budget for the maintenance, cure, dredging, and improvement of the fishing ports and storm shelters. The investment into improvement and expansion of the existing fishing ports must follow the Fishery Law and Decree no.26/2019/NĐ-CP dated 08 March 2019 by the Government.
As for the fishery database upon the official document no.5567 dated 05 August 2019 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chairman of Cà Mau People’s Committee sent a document to require the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the headquarters of the provincial Defense force, and the people’s committees of Trần Văn Thời, U Minh, Phú Tân, Năm Căn, Ngọc Hiển and Đầm Dơi districts to put the software into operation and update the data of local fishery management based on Circular no.24 by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Cà Mau has just issued a decision about the quota on marine fishery exploitation licenses with 1,648 boats being granted rights for offshore exploitation and 1,796 ones for inshore fishing.