Con Dao National Park: Officially Becoming a Member of IOSEA Marine Turtle Conservation Network29-11-2019

After the working time at the 8th Conference of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on the management and conservation of marine turtles and their habitat in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian waters (called IOSEA MOS8) was held in Da Nang City, the member states approved and agreed with Vietnam's proposal to make Con Dao national park a member of the IOSEA Marine Turtle Conservation Network (IOSEA Marine Turtle Site Network).

National Workshop on Marine Turtle Conservation29-11-2019

On October 19, 2019 in Da Nang City, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in collaboration with the Directorate of Fisheries (MARD) organized the National Workshop on conservation of marine turtles in Vietnam. The workshop revolved plans and actions on marine turtle conservation, as well as establishing a network to rescue turtles and other marine creatures. Mr. Nguyen Quang Hung – Deputy General Director of D-Fish chaired the conference.

National Workshop on Building an Action Plan to Reduce Ocean Plastic Waste for the Fisheries Sector28-11-2019

On October 20, 2019 in Da Nang City, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in collaboration with the Directorate of Fisheries (D-Fish-MARD organized a national workshop on building an action plan on fisheries sector to reduce ocean plastic waste under the project “Conservation of marine turtle breeding areas with community participation in Vietnam” with financial support from the US Fisheries and Wildlife Service Agency (U.S FWS). The main content of the workshop was a discussion on the orientation to build an action plan to reduce ocean plastic waste for the fisheries sector in the period of 2020 - 2025.

The 42nd Meeting of the SEAFDEC Program Commitee (42PCM) and The 22nd Meeting of Fisheries Consultative Group of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Strategic Partnership (22FCG/ASSP) in 201918-11-2019

These are annual meetings for ASEAN member countries and related organizations and supported by SEAFDEC to review and evaluate the activities of the Departments to make sure that there is complementation and not duplication among the Departments themselves, and between SEAFDEC and other organizations, whether national, regional or international, working in the same region, and that these activities carried out by the Departments should conform to those approved by the Council; To assist the Departments in Program formulation by advising on the needs and problems of Member Countries in the various fisheries fields, so that these needs can be considered in their programs of activity; To help SEAFDEC in drawing up long-term plans for the development of the Departments and the implementation of the objectives of SEAFDEC so that funding assistance can be properly planned and to examine the proposed programs of activity and financial allocations of the various Departments of SEAFDEC with the objective of ensuring that the needs of all Member Countries are justly reflected in them.

The 8th Meeting of the Gulf of Thailand Sub-region (GOT-8)13-09-2019

The 8th Meeting of The Gulf of Thailand (GOT-8) was held in Bay Beach Resort Jomtien, Chonburi province, Thailand from 4th- 5th 2019 which is the last one supported by SEAFDEC-Sweden Project.

Lang Co fishermen and functional forces coordinated to release a precious hawksbill trapped in Lang Co fishermen’ net into the sea.28-08-2019

On August 8th , at about 3:30, Mr. Minh Nguyen, a 48 year – old man living in Dong Duong, Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, while fishing on the sea about 1 nautical mile from Lang Co beach, accidentally caught an individual like sea turtles, weighing 11.2 kg.

Fishery development potential of Ben Tre province26-08-2019

Ben Tre province is formed and surrounded by four large rivers of the Mekong river system, with more than 65km of coastline, with a system of interlocking canals, many mudflats suitable for the development of fisheries economy.

Fishery development potential of Ben Tre province26-08-2019

Ben Tre province is formed and surrounded by four large rivers of the Mekong river system, with more than 65km of coastline, with a system of interlocking canals, many mudflats suitable for the development of fisheries economy.

Binh Dinh province: Dissemination of Decree 42 on administrative sanctions in the fisheries sector19-08-2019

In the morning of August 2, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development organized a conference to disseminate and disseminate Decree 42/2019 / ND-CP (Decree 42) of the Government stipulating penalties for administrative violations in the field of fisheries for more than 40 delegates and representatives of relevant departments and agencies; leaders of People's Committees, Divisions of Economic, Divisions of Justice of coastal districts and cities in the province.

The fisheries sector continues to maintain the growth rate15-08-2019

In July and accounting for 7 months of 2019, the fisheries sector continues to be a bright spot in the agricultural sector with stable growth rates. Generally for 7 months of 2019, seafood production was estimated at 4,521,000 tons, up 5.6% over the same period last year.

Quang Binh province: Promoting propaganda of 2017 Fisheries Law13-08-2019

On August 2, the Provincial People's Committee of Quang Binh province held a working session with departments, branches and localities on the problems of implementing 2017 Fisheries Law and some guiding documents.

Can Giuoc releases 500,000 shrimps to the nature06-08-2019

Nearly 500,000 shrimps were released to nature by People's Committee of Can Giuoc district, Long An province to protect and develop marine resources.

Joining hands to protect the marine environment02-08-2019

Ca Mau is a coastal province with a coastline of about 254km long and a total sea area of approximately 80,000 square kilometers. This sea area was abundant in fisheries resources and diverse in species composition, however, nowadays, its marine environment is polluted. Therefore, the implementation of feasible solutions to reduce and prevent environmental pollution is an urgent issue, in which the 'Clean up the sea' campaign implemented by the Ca Mau Border Guard since 2016 that is a practical and effective activity.

Handing over the task of the General Director of the D-Fish01-08-2019

On July 31, 2019, at the Directorate of Fisheries (D-Fish), the ceremony of handing over the task of the General Director of the D-Fish took place. Attending the ceremony were leaders of the D-Fish, representative leaders of units under the D-Fish, Chairman of the Union and Secretary of the Youth Union of the D-Fish.

Focus on developing strongly aquaculture and capture fisheries in Bac Lieu22-07-2019

With the strength of aquaculture and capture fisheries, Bac Lieu province these days has promoted the application and transfer of many models for production development. As a result, production and value are constantly improved; a large commodity production area is gradually formed.

Fishermen do not fish in foreign waters18-07-2019

In recent years, the situation of fishermen in our country catching fish on foreign waters is quite complicated. The implementation of measures on combating IUU to remove the "yellow card" of the European Commission (EC) is still difficult.

Fishermen do not fish in foreign waters18-07-2019

In recent years, the situation of fishermen in our country catching fish on foreign waters is quite complicated. The implementation of measures on combating IUU to remove the "yellow card" of the European Commission (EC) is still difficult.

Criminal prosecution of typical cases of IUU fishing17-07-2019

In order to remove the shortcomings and meet all the recommendations of the European Commission (EC) in order to soon remove the “yellow card” for export seafood to the EU market, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has just require Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, relevant ministries, departments and agencies and especially People's Committees of coastal provinces and cities to determine that the task of combating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU ) is an important, top mission.

Binh Dinh province: Urgent to remove the yellow card16-07-2019

4 months is the expected time for Vietnam to remove the yellow card for seafood. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development especially noted that coastal localities must further increase their responsibilities during this period. If the implementation is slowly, it will face the risk of being penalizedwith red cards.

Khanh Hoa province: Fishing output reached 57,000 tons in the first half of year12-07-2019

According to statistics of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the first 6 months of 2019, thanks to favorable weather conditions, provincial fishermen have exploited 57,000 tons of aquatic products, reaching 57.4% of the year plan.

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