An Agreement on facilitation of the border clearance of agricultural, forestry and fishery products between Viet Nam and New Zealand through the use of electronic certification07-09-2020

In July 21, a signing ceremony of an agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance of Viet Nam and the Ministry of Primary Industries of New Zealand was held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). This agreement has aimed at facilitating the border clearance of agricultural, forestry, and fishery products through the use of electronic certification (SPS-Ecert).

Ca Mau held a hand-over ceremony of 500 blocks of reefs and equipment for the project of artificial reefs on the seawaters of Ca Mau province01-09-2020

On July 10, 2020, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ca Mau Province in coordination with the Consulate General of Thailand in Ho Chi Minh City, also the People's Committee of Tran Van Thoi district held the han-dover ceremony of 500 artificial reefs and equipment for the project of a release of artificial coral reefs to protect and reproduce fisheries resources combined with tourism development in the sea area of Ca Mau province.

Establishment of Tam Giang’s natural wetland protected area01-09-2020

On June 05, 2020, The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue province organized the ceremony to announce the establishment of Tam Giang - Cau Hai natural wetland protected area in Quang Thai commune, Quang Dien district, Thua Thien Hue province.            

Total production of fisheries in the first 7 months increased by 1,5%01-09-2020

According to the Directorate of Fisheries, total production of fisheries in July of 2020 attained 783 thousand MT, which increased by 1,5% in comparison to the same period of 2019. Total production of capture fisheries was 345 thousand MT tons, while the aquaculture production was 438 thousand MT. Accumulated from the beginning of 2020, the total production was estimated to be nearly 4,647 thousand MT, which was 1,5% higher than that in the same period of the last year and reached 54,3% of the 2020 plan. The data of total production from capturing has shown the positive trend of 2,232 thousand MT, while the aquaculture production was 2,415 thousand tons. 

The Scientific and Technological Conference on Sustainable Clam Production in Viet Nam26-08-2020

In July 18, the Scientific and Technological Conference on Sustainable Clam Production in Viet Nam" was held by the International Collaborating Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability (ICAFIS) cooperating with the Directorate of Fisheries (D-Fish) in Tien Giang province. D-Fish Director General Trần Đình Luân attended the Conference.

Viet Nam and the United States Signed an Agreement to Strengthen Fisheries Law Enforcement26-08-2020

On 22 July 2020, in Ha Noi, the Directorate of Fisheries (D-FISH) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen fisheries law enforcement capabilities, fisheries management and combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. .

Workshop on building the development strategy for the Viet Nam’s fisheries sector to 2030, with a vision to 204526-08-2020

On July 25, 2020, the Directorate of Fisheries held the Workshop on Building the development strategies for the the fisheries sector to 2030, with a vision to 2045 in Ha Noi. The seminar had participation of a number of experts in the fisheries sector, representatives from fisheries research units, and others. Mr. Phung Duc Tien, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development attended and chaired the Workshop.

Vietnam: Total production of fisheries in the first 7 months increased by 1,5%21-08-2020

According to the Directorate of Fisheries, total production of fisheries in July of 2020 attained 783 thousand MT, which increased by 1,5% in comparison to the same period of 2019. Total production of capture fisheries was 345 thousand MT tonnes, while the aquaculture production was 438 thousand MT. Accumulated from the beginning of 2020, the total production was estimated to be nearly 4,647 thousand MT, which was 1,5% higher than that in the same period of the last year and reached 54,3% of the 2020 plan. The data of total production from capturing has shown the positive trend of 2,232 thousand MT, while the aquaculture production was 2,415 thousand tonnes. 

Orientation for protection and exploitation of aquatic resources in the 2021 - 2030 period, with a vision to 205028-07-2020

On April 20, 2020, the Prime Minister issued Decision 541 approving the task of making a plan for protection and exploitation of aquatic resources in the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050.

British technology company hopes to cooperate and support Vietnam's fisheries sector27-03-2020

On February 3rd, 2020, the Directorate of Fisheries had a meeting with NLA International Company (UK) to discuss cooperation plans, support fisheries technology, marine security monitoring to overcome the "yellow card".

APEC Developed an Action Plan to Combat IUUF and Plastic Waste Management27-03-2020

On 7-8th of February, 2020,the delegation of the D-Fish attended the 14th meeting of the fisheries and oceanic working group with the participation of Asian-Pacific Economics (APEC) in Putrajaya - Malaysia

Regional Workshop on Gender Integration in Fisheries (21-23 January 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand)13-02-2020

The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) has been supporting the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and member countries to enhance their capacity to include gender considerations in fisheries planning and management. With the recent approval of SEAFDEC’s gender policy and strategy, there is a need to build SEAFDEC and member countries’ capacity to effectively implement gender-sensitive approaches. Each SEAFDEC Technical Department has identified a fisheries technologist to be a “Gender Focal Person.” Similarly, each member country has a gender focal person, the majority of whom are also members of USAID Oceans technical working group for human welfare and gender equity.

Starting the information exchange on electronic technology system to minimize Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in Vietnam24-12-2019

Over the past decades, catches have been increasing in Southeast Asia in general and Vietnam in particular, which has led to concern about illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU). Excessive fishing has led to the depletion of fishery resources, and the decline in marine biodiversity that negatively affects the economic and food security of human across the region.

Check the establishment of broodstock shrimp production abroad24-12-2019

The mission of the delegations of D-Fish just finished the inspection of two establishments producing white-legged shrimps in Singapore and Thailand.

By 2030, Stop Discharge Fishing Gear Directly into the Sea24-12-2019

This is the goal in the national action plan for plastic ocean waste management approved by the Prime Minister under Decision No. 1746/QD-TTg dated on December 4, 2019.

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.

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