Vasep proposes setting up IUU work group to avoid EU ‘red card’

Date: October 30, 2017

Source: Undercurrent News

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (Vasep) is proposing forming a working group on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, to try and avoid a “red card” from the European Union (EU), reports Vietnam Nam Net.

On Oct. 23, the EU hit Vietnam with a “yellow card” warning, stating the country is not doing enough to prevent IUU.

Also, Vasep is asking the country’s ministry of agriculture and rural development for further examination of the draft revised law on fisheries before it is approved to ensure that the EU’s recommendations are considered.

It has also been suggested minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong head a delegation to work with EU representatives in Brussels, Belgium on IUU issues in November this year.

At the same time, Vasep also proposed the organization of a conference on IUU and the building of a six-month plan, gathering representatives from industry and the government.

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