With the right approach and modifications, Vietnam should be able to have its yellow card for unregulated fishing removed, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has said.
The European Commission (EC) acknowledges Vietnam's efforts to limit illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and over the next six months will continue evaluating IUU guidelines in the country.
Vietnam has been doing its utmost to fight Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in an attempt to lift the European Commission (EC)’s “yellow card” warning against its seafood exports and avoid a “red card” which could lead to a trade ban.
The yellow-card warning is an opportunity for Vietnam’s fisheries sector, the business community, and fishermen to turn into responsible and sustainable fisheries.
During the recent Europe trip, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and leaders of three ministries conducted many activities to promote trade, investment and agricultural cooperation with European countries and proposed the European Commission (EC) consider removing the “yellow card” on Vietnam's fisheries sector.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the yellow card for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing from the EU, Vietnamese seafood exports will likely see few signs of improvement in the second half of 2021.
Despite facing an array of difficulties in export markets and particularly challenges in removing the European Commission (EC)’s “yellow card” warning against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the domestic fishery sector has worked out measures to make use of export opportunities.
Director for the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries’ International Ocean Governance and Sustainable Fisheries of the European Union Veronika Veits has expressed impression on Vietnam’s outcomes in following the EC’s recommendations regarding the settlement of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre recently held three training courses to raise public awareness of the necessity to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Illegal fishing in foreign waters by Vietnamese boats has declined considerably as a result of drastic efforts to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, said an official of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
According to observers, Vietnam has been doing a better job in gradually curbing unreported and unregulated fishing, one of the key factors affecting the adoption of the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved a plan to implement urgent solutions in response to the European Union’s (EU’s) warning about illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
After Viet Nam received a “yellow card” from the European Commission because of its failure to meet standards against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, stakeholders are preparing a national action plan to prevent, minimise and eliminate illegal, IUU fishing by 2025.
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) and the Vietnam Coast Guard High Command will join hands to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, per a Memorandum of Understanding inked between the two sides on October 24.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has warned Vietnamese seafood processors, importers and exporters to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, following a new rule that takes effect next year.