Negotiate to bring Vietnamese vessels fishing in Indonesia's EEZ31-01-2024

On the morning of January 24, 2024, the Department of Fisheries had an online meeting with representatives from the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries to discuss bringing Vietnamese fishing vessels to exploit tuna in Indonesia's exclusive economic zone.

Director General Tran Dinh Luan Welcomed the Delegation from The Philippines to The WCPFC and Collaborated with Them Bilaterally27-12-2022

The Director General of the General Department of Fisheries, Mr. Tran Dinh Luan, met with Mr. Isidro M. Velayo Jr., Deputy Director General of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of the Philippines, during the 19th Annual Meeting of the Central-Western Pacific Fisheries Committee (WCPFC19), which was held in Da Nang.

Director General Tran Dinh Luan Worked with The CEO, Chaired The Meeting 19th annual Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)27-12-2022

Within the framework of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Central - Western Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC19) held in Vietnam on November 28, 2022, Mr. Tran Dinh Luan, Director General of the General Department of Fisheries, met and worked with Mr. Feleti Penitala Teo, CEO, who chaired the 19th WCPFC meeting in Vietnam.

Deploy The Fisheries Development Strategy's Implementation Plan to 2030, With A Vision to 204522-11-2021

Mr. Phung Duc Tien, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, had a meeting with the Directorate of Fisheries on March 15, 2021 in Hanoi to discuss the implementation schedule for the Vietnam Fisheries Development Strategy to 2030, with a vision to 2045.

Promoting The Growth of Modern Agriculture That Is Linked to The Global Agricultural Value Chain in A Sustainable Way22-11-2021

The Prime Minister signed and approved a proposal to restructure the agricultural sector from 2021 to 2025 on February 25, 2021. As a result, the next century will promote the development of modern agriculture, renewable agriculture, and organic agriculture industries, as well as the development of the agro-processing sector, climate change adaptation, and sustainable connection with the global agricultural value chain.

Fishery Production in 2020 Continues to Maintain Growth19-04-2021

This is the statement made at the 2020 summary conference to introduce the proposal for 2021 to take place in Hanoi on 26 December 2020. Mr. Phung Duc Tien - the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, attended and chaired the conference.

Increasing The Value of Vietnam's Agricultural, Forestry, And Fishery Exports to About 60-62 Billion USD by 203019-04-2021

That is one of the priorities highlighted in the Prime Minister's Decision No. 174 / QD-TTg dated February 5, 2021, which authorized a project to encourage agriculture, forestry, and fishery exports to 2030.

Kick-Off Workshop for The Project On Supporting Vietnam's Implementation of the Fisheries Law 2017 With Initiatives from Central to Local Levels19-04-2021

In Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province, on March 18, 2021, the Center for Marine Life Conservation and Community Development (MCD), in cooperation with the Directorate of Fisheries and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Binh Dinh province, held a kick-off workshop for the project on supporting Vietnam's implementation of Fisheries Law 2017 with initiatives from central to local.

Results of Activities Relating to The Management of Vietnam's Marine Protected Areas System from 2010 to 2020, As Well as Tasks for The Years 2021-203019-04-2021

Vietnam has a sea area of about 1 million km2, a coastline of 3,260 km, 3,000 large and small islands, and two archipelagos, Hoang Sa and Truong Sa, with an average of 100km2 of territory having 1km of coastline. This is the world's leading high index, indicating that Vietnam is a true maritime nation with numerous potentials and benefits from the sea.

Five (5) Years of Implementing the Vietnam Marine Turtle Conservation Action Plan19-04-2021

Over the last five years, there have been positive and noticeable improvements in the conservation and security of sea turtles; recognition of management agencies and the whole community has increased; and the prevention and fight of law violations relating to sea turtles are well enforced at the central and local levels. The legal framework for sea turtle protection has basically been completed and meet the requirements of international economic integration.

Sustainable development of fisheries connecting closely with fisheries resources conservation25-12-2020

On 12 December 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) coordinated with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to organize a conference on summarizing a Program of Protection and Development of Fisheries Resources (according to the Decision No.188/QĐ-TTg dated in February 13, 2012) and a master plan on a system of Vietnam's marine protected areas to 2020 (approved by the Decision No.742/ QĐ-TTg dated in May 24, 2010).

Approval of the giant freshwater prawn production and export scheme25-12-2020

The goal of the scheme is to develop the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) production and export in a sustainable and effective way to meet both export demand and domestic consumption. In addition, this aims to successfully implement the target of the National Action Plan for giant freshwater prawn in Decision No. 79/QĐ-TTg on 18/01/2018 of the Prime Minister.

Raising awareness, changing behaviour toward plastic products, plastic waste25-12-2020

On October 28, 2020, Mr.Tran Hong Ha - the Minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment signed Decision No. 2395/QD-BTNMT to promulgate the plan of implementing Directive No. 33/CT-TTg on August 20, 2020 of the Prime Minister on strengthening management, reusing, recycling, treatment and reduction of plastic waste; Decision No. 1746/QD-TTg on December 4, 2019 of the Prime Minister on the enacting of the National Action Plan on Ocean Plastic Waste Management to 2030.

Urgent International Aid Agreement from The Asian Development Bank helps people overcome natural disasters in some central provinces25-12-2020

On November 24, 2020, in Hanoi, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong - Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Mr. Andrew Jeffries - the Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a 2.5 million USD Non-Refundable Urgent International Aid Agreement from the ADB for overcoming disaster from recent floods in several central provinces.

Captains of fishing vessels must submit fishing logbooks to managing fishing port organizations before the time of loading and unloading aquatic products through ports25-12-2020

Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued Circular No. 13 / 2020 / TT-BNNPTNT dated 9/11/2020 (Circular 13) amending and supplementing a number of articles of Circular No. 21/2018 / TT-BNNPTNT dated November 15, 2018 (Circular 21) on the regulations on recording and submitting reports and fishing logbooks; publish a designated fishing ports to certify the origin of aquatic products from fishing; lists of illegal fishing vessels; certification of raw materials and certification of the origin of the fishing aquatic products.

Pilot application of electronic catch documentation and traceability25-12-2020

In December 16 and 17, 2020, in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) coordinated with the US Embassy to hold a national workshop on introduction of a program of electronic catch documentation and traceability of fisheries products. The workshop was taken place in an online form. Mr. Nguyen Quang Hung, Deputy Director General of Directorate of Fisheries (D-Fish) and Mr Thomas Huston Lyons, the US Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), the Embassy of the United States to Vietnam presided over the workshop.

Say no to disposable plastic products and non-biodegradable plastic bags24-12-2020

According to the plan of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment implementing Directive No. 33 / CT-TTg dated August 20, 2020 of the Prime Minister and Decision No. 1746 / QD-TTg dated December 4, 2019 of the Prime Minister Government, Vietnam is striving for the goal: Say no to plastic waste.

Strengthening International Cooperation in Investigating Resources and Environment of Sea and Islands17-12-2020

Recently, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has issued a plan to implement a key program for fundamental investigation into resources and environment of sea and islands up to 2030. According to the plan, the Ministry of Finance Natural Resources and Environment will assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with ministries, branches and localities in implementing 16 key projects for fundamental investigation into marine and island resources and environment in the period 2020-2030.

Improving management of fishing ports, storm shelters and anchorage for fishing vessels in the contex of international integration11-12-2020

In the morning of 24 Sept. 2020, in Khanh Hoa province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) coordinated with the People’s Committee of Khanh Hoa province to organize a conference on management of fishing ports, storm shelters and anchorages for fishing vessels to ensure safety for fishermen. The conference focused on discussing solutions aimed at managing fishing ports, storm shelter and anchorages to meet requirements of integration.

Vietnam Aims to Complete and Modernize the Fisheries Sector Infrastructure08-12-2020

On May 20th, 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung signed Decision No. 665/QD-TTg approving the task of planning the system of fishing ports, storm shelter for fishing ships for the period 2021-2030 and vision to 2050 with the planning scope of coastal provinces and cities.