As a result, the plan's goal is to fully enjoy the rights and obligations that come with being a member under the terms of the Agreement, as well as to effectively implement the Government's Decision No. 2054/2018/QD-CTN dated November 13, 2018 on the accession to the agreement on the implementation of the requirements of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and management of amphibian and long-distance migration fish stocks, signed on December 10, 1982.
The adoption of this plan demonstrates that Vietnam is a responsible country in terms of protecting, conserving, and developing aquatic resources and aquatic ecosystems, particularly amphibian and long-distance aquatic species; developing sustainable, responsible, safe, and effective fisheries; and contributing to improving people's living standards, creating livelihoods, ensuring social justice, and national security in national waters.
At the same time, contribute to preventing and terminating illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, overcoming the European Commission's (EC) "yellow card" warning; meet international integration standards, and boost Vietnam's status and standing in the international arena.
One of the plan's goals is to conduct research, examine, survey, and apply scientific and technological developments as well as international collaboration to the Agreement's execution. Implementing research programs, investigating resources, and assessing the impact of fishing activities on amphibious and long-distance aquatic species, as well as other endangered, valuable, and rare aquatic species, in order to propose appropriate technical measures for amphibian and long-distance migratory aquatic species management and conservation.
Cooperate in collecting, exchanging and sharing information and advanced scientific and technological research results with relevant countries, regional and international fisheries organizations in protection and managing exploitation of aquatic resources of amphibians and distant migratory species; cooperate and coordinate in providing information in the inspection of violations to relevant countries and international organizations to ensure compliance with the agreement.
The plan also outlines the task of protecting biodiversity and the marine environment, with specific contents such as: protecting and preserving marine biodiversity and marine ecosystems; reducing environmental pollution and ocean waste; reducing inadvertent catches and mortality from discarded or lost fishing gear at sea through responsible and friendly fishing practices; continuing to strictly implement measures against illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing; strengthening the control of trade in endangered, precious and rare aquatic species and species listed in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Le Mai (theo tongcucthuysan.gov.vn)