Source & Author: Undercurrent News
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep) has urged the country’s sector to step up its fight against illegal fishing, or risk receiving a yellow card warning from the EU, reports Vietnam Net.
It is concerned that a yellow card could cause EU retailers to become nervous over selling products from the warned nation, and seek alternatives.
Vasep said its members were aware of the importance of the EU regulations on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and of their relevance for seafood businesses, and realized the fight against IUU would be a long-term process requiring the active and regular participation of seafood businesses.
Vasep members said it was necessary to set up a management board for seafood businesses to fight against IUU fishing.