Sustainable development of fisheries connecting closely with fisheries resources conservation25-12-2020

On 12 December 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) coordinated with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to organize a conference on summarizing a Program of Protection and Development of Fisheries Resources (according to the Decision No.188/QĐ-TTg dated in February 13, 2012) and a master plan on a system of Vietnam's marine protected areas to 2020 (approved by the Decision No.742/ QĐ-TTg dated in May 24, 2010).

Approval of the giant freshwater prawn production and export scheme25-12-2020

The goal of the scheme is to develop the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) production and export in a sustainable and effective way to meet both export demand and domestic consumption. In addition, this aims to successfully implement the target of the National Action Plan for giant freshwater prawn in Decision No. 79/QĐ-TTg on 18/01/2018 of the Prime Minister.

Raising awareness, changing behaviour toward plastic products, plastic waste25-12-2020

On October 28, 2020, Mr.Tran Hong Ha - the Minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment signed Decision No. 2395/QD-BTNMT to promulgate the plan of implementing Directive No. 33/CT-TTg on August 20, 2020 of the Prime Minister on strengthening management, reusing, recycling, treatment and reduction of plastic waste; Decision No. 1746/QD-TTg on December 4, 2019 of the Prime Minister on the enacting of the National Action Plan on Ocean Plastic Waste Management to 2030.

Urgent International Aid Agreement from The Asian Development Bank helps people overcome natural disasters in some central provinces25-12-2020

On November 24, 2020, in Hanoi, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong - Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Mr. Andrew Jeffries - the Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a 2.5 million USD Non-Refundable Urgent International Aid Agreement from the ADB for overcoming disaster from recent floods in several central provinces.

Captains of fishing vessels must submit fishing logbooks to managing fishing port organizations before the time of loading and unloading aquatic products through ports25-12-2020

Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued Circular No. 13 / 2020 / TT-BNNPTNT dated 9/11/2020 (Circular 13) amending and supplementing a number of articles of Circular No. 21/2018 / TT-BNNPTNT dated November 15, 2018 (Circular 21) on the regulations on recording and submitting reports and fishing logbooks; publish a designated fishing ports to certify the origin of aquatic products from fishing; lists of illegal fishing vessels; certification of raw materials and certification of the origin of the fishing aquatic products.

Pilot application of electronic catch documentation and traceability25-12-2020

In December 16 and 17, 2020, in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) coordinated with the US Embassy to hold a national workshop on introduction of a program of electronic catch documentation and traceability of fisheries products. The workshop was taken place in an online form. Mr. Nguyen Quang Hung, Deputy Director General of Directorate of Fisheries (D-Fish) and Mr Thomas Huston Lyons, the US Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), the Embassy of the United States to Vietnam presided over the workshop.

Say no to disposable plastic products and non-biodegradable plastic bags24-12-2020

According to the plan of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment implementing Directive No. 33 / CT-TTg dated August 20, 2020 of the Prime Minister and Decision No. 1746 / QD-TTg dated December 4, 2019 of the Prime Minister Government, Vietnam is striving for the goal: Say no to plastic waste.

Strengthening International Cooperation in Investigating Resources and Environment of Sea and Islands17-12-2020

Recently, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has issued a plan to implement a key program for fundamental investigation into resources and environment of sea and islands up to 2030. According to the plan, the Ministry of Finance Natural Resources and Environment will assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with ministries, branches and localities in implementing 16 key projects for fundamental investigation into marine and island resources and environment in the period 2020-2030.

Improving management of fishing ports, storm shelters and anchorage for fishing vessels in the contex of international integration11-12-2020

In the morning of 24 Sept. 2020, in Khanh Hoa province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) coordinated with the People’s Committee of Khanh Hoa province to organize a conference on management of fishing ports, storm shelters and anchorages for fishing vessels to ensure safety for fishermen. The conference focused on discussing solutions aimed at managing fishing ports, storm shelter and anchorages to meet requirements of integration.

Vietnam Aims to Complete and Modernize the Fisheries Sector Infrastructure08-12-2020

On May 20th, 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung signed Decision No. 665/QD-TTg approving the task of planning the system of fishing ports, storm shelter for fishing ships for the period 2021-2030 and vision to 2050 with the planning scope of coastal provinces and cities.

Con Dao National Park Is an Official Member of a Significant Marine Turtle Conservation Network in The Indian Ocean08-12-2020

Con Dao is an official member of a significant marine turtle conservation network in the Indian Ocean.

An Effective Approach Is Required in The Ocean Plastics Waste Management Action Plan08-12-2020

The Directorate of Fisheries in collaboration with the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) organized a consultation workshop in Hanoi on the survey toolkit related to the building of action plan for ocean plastic waste management in the fisheries sector, period 2020-2030.

Testing for Banned Chemicals and Antibiotics in Aquatic Foods08-12-2020

In order to ensure the safety of aquatic food, on 31 December 2019, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development issued Circular No. 28/2019/TT-BNNPTNT laying down technical requirements for the monitoring of banned chemical substances and antibiotics in aquatic food.

Ministries and Organizations Are Required to Develop Plans to Reduce Plastic Waste Before November 202008-12-2020

That is the request of the Prime Minister in Directive 33 / CT-TTg on strengthening management, reuse, recycling, treatment and reduction of plastic waste has just been issued.

Canada Aids Almost $11 Million in Boosting the Food Safety for Development in Vietnam03-12-2020

Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a Decision approving the project on Food safety for development – SAFEGRO which is funded by the Government of Canada without a refund. The project has a grant funded by the Government of Canada of 15.3 million Canadian dollars, equivalent to 10,904,055 USD.

Solutions for Digital Transformation Enable the Fisheries Sector to Take Advantage of Sustainable Development Opportunities03-12-2020

In November 12, 2020 in Can Tho city, the Directorate of Fisheries - Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) cooperated to hold a roundtable dialogue for the fisheries sector with the theme on digital transformation to improve sustainable aquaculture production and management in Vietnam.

Ceremony Awarded the Medal for Agriculture and Rural Growth to Mr. William Alec Comley30-11-2020

In the morning of October 14th, 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a ceremony awarded the medal for agriculture and rural growth to Mr. William Alec Comley - Advisor of the law enforcement program of the Sea, U.S. International Drug Enforcement and Prevention (INL), U.S. Department of State in Vietnam.

Food Safety Control Program for Fish Products and Siluriformes Fish Exports to United State Market30-11-2020

On May 22, 2020, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development - Mr. Phung Duc Tien signed Decision No. 1802/QD-BNN-QLCL about food safety control program for fish products and Siluriformes fish exports to U.S. market.

Promoting Tuna Chain Production, Combating IUU Fishing and Exporting Tuna to Europe under the EVFTA Agreement30-11-2020

On November 10th 2020 in Khanh Hoa province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held the conference on promoting tuna chain production, combating IUU fishing and exporting tuna to europe under the EVFTA agreement.

The Agriculture and Rural Development Shall Ensure Food Safety in The Prevention of Acute Respiratory Infections Caused by Coronavirus30-11-2020

On February 12th, 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued Official Letter No. 63/VP-QTYT on ensuring food safety in the prevention of acute respiratory infections caused by Coronavirus and food-borne diseases in collective kitchens.

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