Binh Dinh takes strong actions against IUU fishing: Department of Fisheries

Binh Dinh has shown a strong determination in handling any fishing vessels that have no registration, fishing licences and certificates proving their seaworthiness (“three no's” fishing vessels), as part of the efforts to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Binh Dinh takes strong actions against IUU fishing: Department of Fisheries
Binh Dinh takes strong actions against IUU fishing: Fishing vessels at Quy Nhon Port. (Photo: VNA)

The province now has more than 1,000 “three no's” boats, most of which are from six to 12 metres in length and operating in nearshore areas.

According to Head of Mui Tan Border Guard station Lieutenant Tran Dang Binh Dat, they are not allowed to operate at seas while their owners are ordered to sign non-violation commitment.

The European Commission suggested all of the vessels have registration, fishing licenses or it will be hard for the country to have the “yellow card” warning removed.

Along with strengthening communications work to raise fishermen’s awareness of the regulations, the province has ramped up efforts to settle the registration procedures and targeted to complete them in mid-May, Head of the provincial Department of Fisheries Nguyen Huu Nghia said.

Colonel Nguyen Van Linh, Commander of the province’s border guard, said fishermen have been encouraged to comply with the laws, particularly the 2017 Law on Fisheries, adding the force has joined hands with competent authorities to conduct patrols and control vehicles operating in local waters.

He also recommended the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to support monitoring device installation on “three no's” boats.

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(Source: VNA)