Thanh Hoa: Determining the efforts in combating IUU fishing01-12-2022

On October 14, 2022, the People's Committee of Thanh Hoa province issued Plan No. 245/KH-UBND on working with The European Commission's General Department of Marine and Fisheries Affairs on combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the province.

Thua Thien Hue: Deploying key measures against IUU fishing to prepare for the EC's Inspection Delegation01-12-2022

Recently, the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue province has sent a document to the Departments, Boards and branches; People's Committees of districts and cities on the implementation of key measures against IUU fishing to prepare for the inspection team of the European Commission (EC).

Requesting That Localities Complete the Database On Fishing Vessels as Soon as Possible01-12-2022

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference on September 29 to discuss solutions to overcome shortcomings and limitations in combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Delegates focused on reviewing and highlighting existing issues that must be addressed immediately in the fight against IUU fishing.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh's Conclusion at The Sixth Meeting of the National Steering Committee On Combating IUU Fishing01-12-2022

The Government Office issued Notice No. 302/TB-VPCP on September 26, 2022, based on the conclusions of Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh at the sixth meeting of the National Steering Committee to Combat illegal, unreported, and uncontrolled (IUU) fishing. 

Increasing 50% in tilapia farming productivity thanks to Biofloc technology01-12-2022

Tilapia cultured intensively in brackish water by Biofloc technology brings high efficiency with a survival rate of over 90% and a yield of 30 tons/ha.

Solutions to develop sustainable lobster farming14-11-2022

The South Central provinces are considered the “capital” of lobster farming in cages, in which the most concentrated farming is in the two provinces of Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa. In recent years, lobster farming in these two provinces has become a key local aquaculture object and a spearhead economic sector, contributing greatly to socio-economic development, creating stable jobs and increasing local economic growth, while ameliorating income for the majority of people in the province.

Increasing the Marine Economy's Regional and International Competitiveness in Ba Ria-Vung Tau18-10-2022

Ba Ria-Vung Tau has developed into one of the marine economic hubs of Vietnam by promoting the marine economy's strength, with timely decisions, being dynamic and creative, and having an innovative spirit.

Pressure from Inflation and The Currency Exchange Rate on Seafood Exports in The Final Months of the Year18-10-2022

Inflation and the exchange rate are two major issues that seafood exporters are concerned about in the final months of the year, especially around Christmas and New Year's Eve. While "inflation" may reduce consumer demand as a result of tight spending, "exchange rate" raises costs associated with importing raw materials for processing.

Outstanding Events at “VIETFISH 2022” Will Take Place on August 24, 202218-10-2022

Within the framework of the Vietnam International Fisheries Expo 2022 (VIETFISH 2022), the Directorate of Fisheries (D-FISH) will coordinate with the Vietnam Fisheries Association (VINAFIS) to organize the seminar “Market trends for aquaculture products”.

Examining the Implementation of the IUU Regulation in Order to Prepare for The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) Inspection Team18-10-2022

The Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Management Department (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) recently sent a dispatch to seafood processing enterprises exploiting and exporting to the EU, requesting a review of the IUU Regulation implementation in order to welcome the DG MARE inspection team.

Promoting trade and investment in the Middle East market20-04-2022

From February 15 - 19, 2022, Deputy Minister Tran Thanh Nam led a delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to attend a series of trade and investment promotion activities in the agricultural sector in the UAE.

Conference to promote sustainable agricultural development in the Mekong Delta20-04-2022

In the morning of March 6, 2022, in Rach Gia city, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in collaboration with the People's Committee of Kien Giang province held a conference to promote sustainable agricultural development in the Mekong Delta. The conference was chaired by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan.Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Minister Le Minh Hoan chaired the Conference to       promote sustainable agricultural development in the Mekong Delta

Effective and Sustainable Fisheries Protection and Exploitation, In Accordance with International Integration Requirements20-04-2022

The Prime Minister's Decision authorizing the "Planning on the conservation and exploitation of aquatic resources for the period 2021-2030, with a view to 2050" is being drafted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

A Software System to Control Fishery Goods Imported into Vietnam Has Been Developed Under Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA)20-04-2022

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued Notice No. 1170/BNN-VP on March 1, 2022, regarding Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien's conclusions during a meeting on the software system to control imported fishery products into Vietnam under the Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA).

Together, We Can Make a Difference in Agriculture Through Digital Transformation20-04-2022

 “Agriculture requires a synchronized, scientific, and practical approach to digital change. This requires support from the State's policy, as well as collaboration from ministries, branches, and localities, as well as active participation from the business community, to help agriculture make rapid and comprehensive changes," said Phung Duc Tien, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, at the online conference "Digital transformation of the agricultural sector and rural development" on December 27 in Hanoi, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The Mekong Delta Strives to Achieve Over 990,000 Ha of Aquaculture Area by 2030, With an Output of Over 4,800,000 Tons22-11-2021

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued Decision No. 3550/QD-BNN-TT on August 12, 2021, approving the Mekong Delta Sustainable Aquaculture Development Project until 2030. As a result, the target is to increase the aquaculture area to over 990,000 ha and the output to over 4,800,000 tons by 2030.

It Is Necessary to Take Initiative Measures in Order to Prevent Drought and Saltwater Intrusion in Shrimp Farming in 202122-11-2021

In order to ensure the brackish water shrimp farming plan in 2021 and take initiative in crops to minimize damage caused by natural disasters and epidemics and to well implement the National Action Plan for Vietnam shrimp industry development until 2025 and project for the brackish water shrimp industry in Vietnam until 2030, the General Department of Fisheries has issued a letter which guides the framework for brackish water shrimp breeding season in 2021, specifically:

Management Tightening, Maintaining Consistency Shrimp Seed Market Supply22-11-2021

On January 22, 2020 in Soc Trang city, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development cooperated with the People's Committee of Soc Trang province to hold a conference on “Management of brackish water shrimp and signed the coordination regulations”. The conference focused on issues related to management system of brackish water shrimp, researching and breeding, inspection in management, quality control and content, implementing solutions of goals and plans for brackish water shrimp farming in 2021.

Acts Considered to Be Illegal Exploitation in The United States and Vietnam28-05-2021

The United States is a global leader in sustainable fisheries and was an early participant in international efforts to tackle illegal, unreported, and uncontrolled (IUU) and fraudulent fishing, fraud trade, through operating programs, measures, and a legal framework to reduce fishing practices and trade in IUU fishing products that damage the marine environment and aquatic resources.

Action Plan for the Implementation of the Vietnam Fisheries Development Strategy28-05-2021

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development released "Action Plan to Implement Prime Minister's Decision No. 339/QD-TTg dated March 11, 2021 authorizing the Development Strategy Vietnamese seafood to 2030, vision to 2045" on May 6, 2021.