Vietnam not to tolerate illegal fishing: ministry

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-14 18:59:40|Editor: pengying
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HANOI, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam will never tolerate or permit activities related to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, said the country's deputy agriculture minister.

"Vietnam is being warned by the European Union of being issued yellow cards on IUU fishing, so we will have to do our best to overcome this problem," Vietnam News Agency on Tuesday quoted Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam as saying.

Vietnam will put the fight against IUU fishing into its revised Fisheries Law and build a national action plan to prevent, minimize and eliminate IUU fishing by 2025, he said.

According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, 62 enterprises have committed to purchasing and importing seafood from legal fishing vessels with clear origin.

Vietnam's seafood export turnovers in the first 10 months of this year rose 18.7 percent on-year to roughly 6.8 billion U.S. dollars, mainly to the United States, the European Union, Japan, South Korea and China, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade.