The United States said Monday it would step up cooperation with Vietnam among others to combat illegal fishing.
Within shoreline communities, whales are gods of the southern sea
In Vietnam, the economy of the sea and coastal provinces and cities accounts for almost half of its GDP.
Hanoi’s Foreign Ministry described the May-August moratorium as “a violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty and territorial jurisdiction.”
Vietnam has slammed the unilateral fishing ban imposed by China in the East Sea as a violation of its sovereignty and jurisdiction over Vietnamese territory.
Fish sauce is a staple found on tables up and down the country – in fact, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported last year that the average person consumed 3.9 litres of fish sauce annually.
Continued illegal fishing may cause third-biggest exporter to lose billions
Indonesia repatriated 166 Vietnamese fishermen to their home country this week after detaining them and confiscating their boats on suspicion of illegal fishing in Indonesian waters, government officials said Tuesday.
Swathes of land on the shoreline of a fishing village in central Vietnam have vanished after about two decades due to marine abrasion, threatening the livelihoods and shelters of a populace of thousands of people.
The Vietnam Fisheries Society (Vinafish) has strongly rejected China’s fishing ban in the East Vietnam Sea, affirming that Beijing has no right to impose such a prohibition in the Vietnamese waters.
Overlapping exclusive economic zone (EEZ) claims in the waters surrounding the Natuna Islands in the South China Sea have been an irritant in Vietnam–Indonesia bilateral relations for decades.
Vietnam was issued a yellow card in October 2017 by the European Commission (EC) because of rampant illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities by Vietnamese fishermen and fishing vessels.
A Vietnamese fishing vessel with five crew members who allegedly encroached the waters of Brunei Darussalam for illegal fishing was detained by Royal Brunei Navy personnel, said officials.
The Vietnamese foreign ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said Vietnam rejects China’s unilateral decision on a fishing ban in the East Vietnam Sea from May 1 to August 16.
Vietnam has demanded that China take action against the Chinese Coast Guard vessel that sank a Vietnamese fishing boat and compensate the fishermen for their loss.
In recent weeks, hundreds of Vietnamese fishing boats have gathered near China’s Hainan province, site of a sensitive military base.
Vietnamese boats frequently make forays into Chinese territorial waters near Hainan, home to a number of key armed forces bases, a think tank says While many might come for the fish, some also stay to spy, analyst says