Vietnam makes progress in fight against IUU fishing

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(VOVWORLD) - The European Commission (EC) has made positive assessment of Vietnam’s fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing following two inspections in the past over three years since it imposed a “yellow card” on Vietnam’s export of aquatic products to Europe. 
Vietnam makes progress in fight against IUU fishing - ảnh 1

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In the first nine months of last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) assigned the task of updating and using the Vnfishbase software to 28 coastal cities and provinces, said the Directorate of Fisheries. 

The agency also established a team to conduct surprise inspections of the management of fishing vessels and fishing activities as well as the update of data on the software in several localities. 

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers said since the “yellow card” was imposed on Vietnam’s aquatic products, export to the European market has dropped by 30 percent. 

The Government has taken legal measures against vessels that violate the Law on Fisheries 2017, with some even facing a fine of up to 86,000 USD.