Themed “The National road-map and guidelines for e-logbook and electronic catch documentation and traceability (eCDT) in Vietnam,” the workshop aims to share the results and lessons learned from eCDT pilot programs and make consultation on the road-map to applying e-logbook amd eCDT to the management of fishing activities and the implementation of the Fisheries Law 2017, heading for sustainable and responsible fisheries development in Vietnam.

Chief of the Directorate of Fisheries Tran Dinh Luan chairs the workshop.

At the workshop, Deputy Director of the Department of Capture Fisheries under the Directorate of Fisheries Pham Ngoc Tuan presented an overview of the development of the software and guidance on the implementation of e-logbook and eCDT, including training support and pilot programs in localities.

Partcipants at the workshop then discussed the results, lessons learned and gaps identified from the eCDT pilot programs. Lessons learned from the pilot programs have contributed to the completion of the e-logbook and eCDT program, jointly implemented by the directorate and MECOM Maritime Joint Stock Company under the program of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The workshop held in both virtual and in-person formats

The implementation of the e-logbook and eCDT ensures transparency of information about fishing vessels, ensuring traceability and building customers’ trust.

Reported by Chung Anh