Vietnam has set up a fishing surveillance force to ensure the enforcement of fishing laws at sea.
Operating under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s General Department of Fisheries, the force’s key tasks include patrolling the country’s waters, monitoring fishing activities and detecting and handling violations.
It will assist fishermen in their work, protect the country’s aquatic resources and contribute to ensuring security, order and national sovereignty over the country’s sea territory.
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, who attended the launch of the force in Da Nang on April 15, asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to coordinate with other ministries to help and direct the force to operate effectively in line with national and international laws and contribute to protecting national sovereignty, sovereignty rights and jurisdiction in the East Sea while realizing the country’s international commitments.
The Ministry would submit to the Government a master plan on the development of the Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance force through 2020 with a vision to 2030.-