The conference of introduction of Program: “Vietnam marine product enterprises commit to combating IUU fishing” held on 25th September 2017 in Ho Chi Minh city is a big event to launch a series of actions against IUU fishing. At the conference, a Press Statement on combating IUU fishing was published and VASEP’s IUU Steering Committee was introduced and the action plan for the a year was approved. The commitments of VASEP leaders and enterprises are highly appreciated by EU relevant representatives.
The conference is followed by VASEP’s IUU Steering Committee’s proposal to cooperate with 4 relevant state agencies including Vietnam Coast Guard, High Command of Border Guard, D-Fish and National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (Nafiqad) to implement some actions in the program of combating IUU fishing.
On 5th October 2017, VASEP has sent documents No 154/2017/CV-VASEP, 155/2017/CV-VASEP, 156/2017/CV-VASEP and 157/2017/CV-VASEP to the agencies to propose the cooperation plan.