During the mission, the units checked fishing vessels in Tran De district waters. In the process, the forces distributed documents and flyers to educate boat owners and fishermen about legal regulations related to the management, exploitation, and protection of fisheries resources, the IUU fishing prevention, and the European Commission's "yellow card" impacts on seafood imports and exports.

The patrol forces disseminating regulations and presenting the national flag to fishermen

In addition, the patrol forces urged fishermen to adhere to safe fishing practices, advising boat owners to commit to not encroaching upon foreign waters for fishing activities, have adequate legal papers and nautical charts before setting sail, and abide by Vietnamese laws as well as those of other countries.

Soc Trang border guards distributing leaflets to fishermen

This activity also aimed to raise fishermen's awareness of IUU fishing prevention, promoting sustainable development in the fisheries sector. It helps fishermen understand Vietnam's maritime border, comply with laws when operating at sea, refrain from unauthorized fishing in foreign waters, and collectively work towards the removal of the European Commission's "yellow card" on Vietnamese seafood.

Translated by Trung Thanh