Strengthen solutions to combat illegal fishing
Jun, 29 2021
The Prime Minister has just issued a telegram on enhancing the implementation of a number of urgent solutions, focusing on preparing the content of working with the European Commission's inspection team on the fight against illegal fishing, without reporting. and not in accordance with regulations.
The telegram stated: On August 3, 2018, the Government held a preliminary conference to evaluate the implementation results of Directive No. 45 / CT-TTg dated December 13, 2017 of the Prime Minister (Directive No. 45 / CT-TTg) on a number of urgent tasks and solutions to overcome the warning of the European Commission (EC) against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing ). After the implementation of Directive 45 / CT-TTg, the IUU fishing situation has seen many positive changes, especially in terms of institutional improvement, awareness of fishermen, social communities and related stakeholders in IUU fishing have been enhanced, fishing vessels violating rare and precious seafood fishing in Pacific island countries and countries have basically ceased, international cooperation activities with countries and organizations international intensification. In addition to the results achieved, the current status of the fight against IUU fishing has not met the requirements of the EC inspection team when conducting a physical inspection in Vietnam from May 16 to May 24, 2018. Such as: The situation of fishing vessels and fishermen violating foreign waters is still common, the enforcement of the law against IUU fishing is not strict, the certification and certification of fishing products is not guaranteed. reliable, the fishing vessel monitoring system has not met the requirements, the control of ships in and out of ports is limited. To overcome unsatisfactory problems against IUU fishing and prepare well the contents of working with the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee in October 2018 and the EC's inspection team to Vietnam for the first time. two at the beginning of 2019 to continue to examine and evaluate the implementation of EC recommendations on IUU fishing; The Prime Minister asked concerned ministries and branches and the People's Committees of 28 coastal provinces and cities to focus on solving a number of urgent matters, with the following focus:
Direct the overall review of local enforcement measures based on EC recommendations. Allocate funds and human resources for fisheries specialized management agencies, fishing port management agencies and law enforcement agencies at sea to focus on effectively implementing the following:
- Organize supervision of fishing vessels operating at sea in accordance with the Law on Fisheries 2017; speed up the recovery of all MOVIMAR equipment and install them for fishing vessels of 24 meters or more in length according to the guidance of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; upgrade VX-1700 equipment installed on ships and shore stations to automatically report the ship's position to the shore station; strictly deal with fishing ships that install cruise control equipment but do not turn on their engines 24/24 when fishing activities at sea for management agencies to monitor and supervise.
- Checking and controlling fishing vessels entering and exiting ports; control output to be docked according to regulations; inspection and examination at the port, strictly sanctioning IUU fishing; logging exploitation logs, exploitation reports; strictly implement the certification, certification, and traceability of the exploited aquatic products according to regulations.
- Organize patrol, inspection and control on the waters assigned to manage to promptly detect and prevent fishing vessels showing signs of IUU fishing violation, in which no fishing vessel incident occurs. and local fishermen committing illegal fishing in foreign waters.
- Strengthening the monitoring and strict management of the number of local fishing vessels operating for a long time at sea and regularly exporting and importing berths in other localities; coordinate to promptly share information with relevant authorities for timely handling when detecting acts of IUU fishing.
- Strengthen information, communication, training and dissemination of regulations on IUU fishing in fishing ports and key fishing areas; ensure full provision of information on prevention and control of IUU fishing to the fishing community and local stakeholders.
- Prepare and regularly update the list of IUU fishing vessels, report on the 20th of every month to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and publish on local mass media.
- Review responsibilities and take disciplinary measures against the heads of government at all levels, departments, agencies and relevant functional forces so that fishing ships continue to violate illegal fishing in sea areas. foreign.
To advise the Government on the plan to establish a National Steering Committee on illegal fishing prevention and combat to ensure effective and efficient operation.
Focusing on completing the guiding documents on the implementation of the Fisheries Law in 2017, translating draft legal documents into English to send to the EC General Department of Marine and Fishery Affairs for consultation and comments. Guaranteed to be valid from January 1, 2019.
To promulgate documents directing and guiding coastal localities to equip, install, use and synchronously manage cruise monitoring equipment on fishing ships; in the immediate future, to focus on closely monitoring and supervising the number of fishing vessels equipped with VX-1700 equipment, Movimar for law enforcement at sea and sanctioning IUU fishing vessels.
To assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the ministries of: Finance, Planning and Investment in, agree to submit to the Government for consideration and decision on the use of medium-term public investment reserve capital in the 2016-2021 period of the Ministry of Agriculture and Development. in rural areas to build and implement the Phase II of the sea fisheries management information project right in the fourth quarter of 2018 to monitor the operation of fishing vessels with a length of 15 meters or more.
To assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with ministries, branches and localities in, continuing to promote various forms of communication and education, ensuring that fishermen, social communities and relevant stakeholders have full access to information on warnings. EC yellow card.
To assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Transport in, developing a mechanism to control ships and aquatic goods originating from exploitation at Vietnamese ports to ensure the implementation of regulations on port national measures. .
Reviewing the planning of fishing ports and storm shelter systems for fishing vessels (issued together with Decision 1976 / QD-TTg dated 12/11/2015 of the Prime Minister) to submit to the Prime Minister. to prioritize investment, upgrade and expand a number of fishing ports in a number of key fishing localities.
Inspecting and guiding localities in implementing urgent tasks and solutions to overcome EC's "yellow card" warning.
Strictly control ships and boats engaged in fishery professions when entering or exporting ports; resolutely not allow fishing ships to go to sea without sufficient procedures, papers, equipment, strictly handling violations of fishing ships according to regulations.
Coordinate with relevant forces to strengthen inspection, control and inspection at sea (concentrated in overlapping areas, disputes between Vietnam and other countries) and at fishing ports; strictly deal with fishing vessels that violate the law on IUU fishing. Focus on investigating and handling acts of brokerage and investment in fishing ships and fishermen who illegally exploit aquatic products in foreign waters; organizing the sending of fishing ships and fishermen arrested by foreign countries to Vietnam in contravention of regulations.
To assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with relevant functional forces in, investigating and making a list of fishing vessels in violation of foreign waters, on the 20th of every month, to supply them to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for publication on the media. mass news.
Direct the investigation and strictly handle acts of brokerage and investment in fishing ships and fishermen who illegally exploit aquatic products in foreign waters; list and strictly manage the number of fishermen returned by foreign countries; in the immediate future, to drastically direct the investigation and handling of typical cases for deterrence and education.
Applying security cooperation mechanism between Vietnam and other countries, especially Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia to coordinate in timely and effective handling of cases of foreign citizens or Vietnamese citizens residing in Foreign countries link with domestic objects bringing Vietnamese fishing ships and fishermen to violate foreign waters.
Continue to well protect fishermen, timely inform about the situation of Vietnamese fishing vessels and fishermen being arrested by foreign countries; request foreign authorities to provide evidence of arrest of Vietnamese fishing vessels and fishermen due to illegal fishing violations.
Coordinate with the Ministry of National Defense to provide evidence that countries in the region illegally arrest Vietnamese fishing ships and fishermen in Vietnam's waters, the undefined, overlapping waters between the two countries. Resolutely fight with countries that control and illegally arrest Vietnamese fishing ships and fishermen.
To assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with concerned ministries and branches in, promoting negotiations on delimitation of maritime boundaries between Vietnam and a number of countries in the region.
Direct the Vietnamese Delegation to the European Union (EU) to increase contact with the EU authorities to provide and clarify information on measures we have taken according to EC recommendations; strengthen coordination in mobilizing leaders of EU authorities to support removing "Yellow Card" for Vietnamese seafood products supplied to the EU market.
Organize the strict control of ships transporting aquatic products imported into Vietnam or temporarily imported, re-exported, temporarily exported, re-imported, transited or transited through the Vietnamese territory in order to ensure compliance with regulations of National Measures Agreement with Ports.
Coordinate with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Finance to develop a mechanism to control foreign ships and aquatic goods originating from exploitation in Vietnamese ports to ensure the implementation of regulations on national measures. have port.
Allocate funding for the maintenance of the satellite fishing vessel monitoring system (Movimar) in the period from 2019 to 2020 to monitor the fleet of fishing vessels of 24 meters or more in length according to EC recommendations on the basis of Export of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Allocate funds to serve domestic and overseas propaganda on combating illegal fishing, not reporting and not following regulations.
Coordinate with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Transport to develop a mechanism to inspect and control foreign aquatic goods originating from the exploitation of Vietnamese ports to ensure the implementation of regulations on country with port.
Direct news agencies and press agencies to continue promoting the propaganda and dissemination of the provisions of the Law on Fisheries in 2017; regulations on combating IUU exploitation and solutions and actions to remove the "yellow card" of Vietnam; legal regulations in international fisheries activities and those of countries that are frequently violated by Vietnamese fishing vessels and fishermen.
Coordinate with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Finance to agree to submit to the Government the use of medium-term public investment reserve capital in the 2016-2021 period of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for construction and development. in the fourth quarter of 2018, the project on sea fishing management information will be implemented right in the fourth quarter of 2018 and prioritize the investment, upgrade and expansion of a number of fishing ports in some key fishing localities.
Relevant ministries, central branches and People's Committees of 28 coastal provinces and cities continue to focus resources on seriously implementing Directive No. 45 / CT-TTg dated December 13. / 2017, Official Letter No. 732 / CD-TTg dated May 28, 2017 of the Prime Minister, Decision No. 78 / QD-TTg dated January 16, 2018 and this Official Letter. Periodically report on the implementation results to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (through the Directorate of Fisheries) according to the regulations to synthesize the report preparing to work with the EC's Mission.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was assigned to be responsible for assisting the Government in checking, urging, monitoring, synthesizing and reporting to the Prime Minister on the results of the implementation of the Electricity Company.