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(seafood.vasep.com.vn) on September 7, 2021, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh set a deadline for localities to stop illegal fishing by the end of this year, to avoid the risk of EU fines. “red card” if there is no improvement.

The Prime Minister recently issued Directive 17 on the inter-sectoral coordination mechanism between departments, ministries and localities in exchanging and processing information, to prevent and move to stop fishing vessel situation Vietnam violates regulations on combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in foreign waters.

Binh Thuan province has asked localities to promptly complete the installation of Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) on all fishing vessels and acquire the necessary data as part of efforts to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) .

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has urged localities to adopt drastic measures to fight irregular, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has ordered its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to get tougher on illegal fishing in foreign waters by local fishing ships and their owners.

The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has ordered its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to get tougher on illegal fishing in foreign waters by local fishing ships and their owners.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Mr. Tran Dinh Luan - Director General of the Directorate of Fisheries in Vietnam said that: Preventing and eventually eliminating illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing is a mandatory task to remove the warning of yellow card by the EC, responsible fisheries development and international integration.

In order to meet state management and market requirements, the Directorate of Fisheries (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam) is implementing software and piloting of electronic traceability in seafood supply chain.