Vietnam’s seafood takes actions on EU warning

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development are taking drastic measures to satisfy 9 demands made by EU after the bloc announced a yellow card warning on Vietnamese seafood, said Deputy Minister Vu Van Tam at a press conference following the government monthly meeting on Friday.

Tam said that of the nine demands made by the EU to lift the warning on Vietnamese seafood over illegal and unregulated fishing, there are three that needed more attention.

The first one was ensuring a legal framework and institution in line with international norms. These have been incorporated as much as possible into the amended Law on Fisheries newly approved by the National Assembly. The agriculture ministry is doing its best to issue guiding documents and decrees to ease the implementation of the law. Secondly, it’s necessary to improve the capacity of State management and compliance by the fishermen. Thirdly, steps were being taken to raise further the awareness of the political system, fishermen, and businesses on illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing., elaborated Tam.

The European Commission on October 23 issued a “yellow card” warning to Vietnam over the risks of it being identified as a non-cooperating country in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing worldwide.

Source: VOV5