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.

Lang Co fishermen and functional forces coordinated to release a precious hawksbill trapped in Lang Co fishermen’ net into the sea.28-08-2019

On August 8th , at about 3:30, Mr. Minh Nguyen, a 48 year – old man living in Dong Duong, Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, while fishing on the sea about 1 nautical mile from Lang Co beach, accidentally caught an individual like sea turtles, weighing 11.2 kg.

Fishery development potential of Ben Tre province26-08-2019

Ben Tre province is formed and surrounded by four large rivers of the Mekong river system, with more than 65km of coastline, with a system of interlocking canals, many mudflats suitable for the development of fisheries economy.

Fishery development potential of Ben Tre province26-08-2019

Ben Tre province is formed and surrounded by four large rivers of the Mekong river system, with more than 65km of coastline, with a system of interlocking canals, many mudflats suitable for the development of fisheries economy.

Binh Dinh province: Dissemination of Decree 42 on administrative sanctions in the fisheries sector19-08-2019

In the morning of August 2, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development organized a conference to disseminate and disseminate Decree 42/2019 / ND-CP (Decree 42) of the Government stipulating penalties for administrative violations in the field of fisheries for more than 40 delegates and representatives of relevant departments and agencies; leaders of People's Committees, Divisions of Economic, Divisions of Justice of coastal districts and cities in the province.

The fisheries sector continues to maintain the growth rate15-08-2019

In July and accounting for 7 months of 2019, the fisheries sector continues to be a bright spot in the agricultural sector with stable growth rates. Generally for 7 months of 2019, seafood production was estimated at 4,521,000 tons, up 5.6% over the same period last year.

Quang Binh province: Promoting propaganda of 2017 Fisheries Law13-08-2019

On August 2, the Provincial People's Committee of Quang Binh province held a working session with departments, branches and localities on the problems of implementing 2017 Fisheries Law and some guiding documents.

Can Giuoc releases 500,000 shrimps to the nature06-08-2019

Nearly 500,000 shrimps were released to nature by People's Committee of Can Giuoc district, Long An province to protect and develop marine resources.

Joining hands to protect the marine environment02-08-2019

Ca Mau is a coastal province with a coastline of about 254km long and a total sea area of approximately 80,000 square kilometers. This sea area was abundant in fisheries resources and diverse in species composition, however, nowadays, its marine environment is polluted. Therefore, the implementation of feasible solutions to reduce and prevent environmental pollution is an urgent issue, in which the 'Clean up the sea' campaign implemented by the Ca Mau Border Guard since 2016 that is a practical and effective activity.