At the conference

The event helped fishermen learn more about the force’s missions and updated them on urgent measures to remove the European Commission (E.C.)'s illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing “yellow card,” on United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982, the Party’s guidelines, State’s policies and laws on protecting sovereignty over sea and islands in the new situation, and basic contents of the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard in 2018.

The conference also aimed to enhance local people’s awareness of the position, role, and importance of sea and islands; missions of the Vietnamese coast guard force; regulations on fishing at sea, thus encouraging them to strictly observe fishing regulations, continue to fish at sea and cooperate with other forces to participate in protecting national sovereignty, order, and safety at sea.

A fisherman receiving national flag
fishermen receiving gifts

On the occasion, Squadron 42 presented 400 national flags and distributed 350 leaflets to fishermen and ships’ owners; handed over 40 gifts, worth VND 1 million each, to needy families to help them overcome difficulties and continue to fish at sea, thus raising their living standards and contributing to protecting national sovereignty over sea and islands.

Translated by Tran Hoai