EU spoke highly of Vietnam’s efforts to combat IUU fishing

EU delegation which visited Vietnam from Oct. 28 to Nov. 2 has spoken highly of efforts to improve the fight againts illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

After their visit in Vietnam two weeks ago, the delegation of European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries highly appreciate Vietnam’s competent authorities for their information exchange and willing cooperation.

Some adjustments made in the Vietnam’s Fisheries Law are considered to produce full settlement and prevention people from illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) within Vietnam’s marine areas.

After visiting Fisheries Supervision Centers located in Hà Nội and ports in Quy Nhơn and Hải Phòng, the delegation says those centers will supervise fishermen following the rules against IUU fishing activities.

Besides, the delegation recognizes Vietnam’s effort in politics with their commitment in dealing with IUU fishing matters and emphasizes that Vietnam has mobilized enough finance and staff to do this.

They say that those effort of Vietnam will be announed through the media in Europe. EU officials will return to Vietnam in January 2019 for one more evaluation, before considering the removal of its “yellow card” on Vietnamese seafood.


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