Thai Binh works hard to better manage fishing ports

Authorities of Thai Binh have instituted a series of measures to better manage fishing ports, inspect and monitor fisheries activities, in an effort to have the European Commission (EC)’s “yellow card” warning against Vietnam’s seafood exports lifted.
Thai Binh works hard to have EC's "yellow card" against seafood removed
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Thanks to its tireless efforts, the province has recorded positive changes in fishery management.

The provincial People's Committee has issued plans with specific roadmaps and assigned tasks to relevant departments, sectors and localities.

Hoang Minh Giang, Director of the provincial Fisheries Sub-Department, said that as of March 2023, as many as 763 local fishing vessels were registered and relevant data was synchronised with the Vietnam Fisheries database system (VNFishbase).

There have been 174 out of 182 offshore fishing vessels (95.6%) eligible for food safety certificates. Meanwhile, as many as 692 (90.69%) out of the 763 fishing vessels have been granted fishing licences.

Authorised forces have regularly inspected and strictly control the management of fishing ports and fisheries activities in line with the recommendations of the EC and the Directorate of Fisheries.

The locality targets completing 100% of the registration and marking of fishing vessels, the granting of fishing licences, and the installation of cruise monitoring equipment (VMS); and the update the data of all fishing ships into the VNFishbase.

The local authorities will also pay attention to inspecting and controlling fishing vessels entering and exiting berths; monitoring fishing vessels operating at sea through the vessel monitoring system, controlling fishing vessels operating outside the province; and implementing origin-tracing for 100% of fisheries outputs.

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(Source: VNA)