|A Vietnamese fishing vessel (Photo: VNA)
The site wrote that almost five years after the EC’s warning, Vietnam has been actively focusing on drastic action following the commission’s recommendations and regulations on IUU fishing in order to remove the warning as soon as possible.
The country has reviewed and supplemented legal documents and enhancing sanctions in the revised Fisheries Law, documents, and action plans of the government. In the last online meeting between Vietnam and the EC in November 2021, EC officials appreciated the changes in terms of legal matters, one of the four key recommendations made by the EC to Vietnam to solve IUU fishing.
Vietnam has also applied information technology and digital transformation in traceability, towards ensuring digitalisation of professional procedures for monitoring and supervising aquatic products, meeting standards for domestic and international consumption.