The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed to revise the Law on Fisheries to keep up with the fisheries sector’s development and ensure its compatibility with newly-promulgated laws.
|The Law on Fisheries would be revised to keep up with the fisheries sector’s development__Photo: fistenet.gov.vn
At a recent conference to review 12 years’ implementation of the Law on Fisheries in Hanoi, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat emphasized the necessity to have regulations on mutual recognition of aquaculture, aquatic product processing and fishing vessel registration standards which, he said, would facilitate domestic enterprises when Vietnam accedes to international treaties containing regulations on such matters.
Regulations on traceability of origin of aquatic products are also needed to ensure the compatibility with those of aquatic product importers, the minister said.
Standing member of the Vietnam Fisheries Association Central Committee Nguyen Tu Cuong suggested the modification of regulations on aquaculture input materials to conform with the Law on Investment and the management of value chain-based aquaculture.
The minister also requested the Ministry of Justice to consider and report the revision of the Law to the Government for proposing the National Assembly to include the revised Law in the NA’s 2017 law-building program.- (VLLF)