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Stronger measures needed to combat IUU fishing: Vietnam Deputy PM September 09,2020   |  Source: VNA

Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung urged stronger and more drastic and appropriate measures to early complete all recommendations by the European Commission (EC) so as to remove its yellow card warning over illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU).

Addressing the fourth session of the National Steering Committee for IUU Prevention on September 8, Dung said that Vietnam has coordinated closely with the EC in fighting IUU fishing and achieved many progresses in enforcing EC recommendations.

However, this is not enough, Dung stressed, pointing to the slow implementation in several localities.

He assigned the Ministry of National Defence to continue intensifying patrols at overlapping and undefined waters between Vietnam and other countries.

The Ministry of Public Security was requested to strictly investigate cases related to bringing Vietnamese fishing vessels to operate illegally in other countries’ waters, and strengthen international cooperation in this field.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry was asked to speed up negotiations towards the signing of agreements on delimitation of special economic zones between Vietnam and other countries, and exert efforts to ensure legitimate interests of Vietnamese fishermen when they are arrested


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