Key religious followers in Ba Ria - Vung Tau participate in disseminating conference on laws against IUU fishing


A disseminating conference on seas, islands and laws against IUU fishing was organized by the Command of Coast Guard Region 3 on May 30 in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province’s Long Dien district.

Participants at the conference

The event drew over 300 participants who are local religious leaders, cadres and fishermen.

The one-day gathering covered legal provisions on against IUU fishing and key contents of laws on Vietnam's Sea, Vietnam Coast Guard and Fisheries, as well as the current situation of Vietnam's seas and islands and regulations on sanctioning IUU violations by countries with waters adjacent to Vietnam.

Fishermen listen to regulations against IUU fishing

IUU is the acronym for illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, also known as fishing activities that contravene conservation and management measures around the world. According to the Europe Commission (EC), IUU is one of the activities that cause serious harm to the marine environment, the sustainability of fish stocks and the socio-economic situation. Therefore, the EC issued on October the 1st, 2010 Regulation 1005/20081 to create a Europe-wide system to prevent and eliminate the import of IUU fishery products into the EU market.