According to Senior Colonel Truong Cong Sau, Second-in-Command of the provincial Border Guard Command, border guard stations require vessels owners to make commitment to not violating foreign waters before seafaring and strictly check vessel monitoring equipment on vessels.

Officers of Tan Thanh Border Guard Station under Tien Giang Border Guard Command coordinate with Tan Thanh commune’s public security force in conducting information dissemination on IUU fishing prevention and control.


Border guard unit also organize communication campaigns on mass media and distributes leaflets on IUU fishing prevention and control in association with the implementation of Law on Fisheries, thus contributing to raising compliance with regulations on seafood exploitation at sea. As a result, Tien Giang province didn’t record any of its fishing vessels violating foreign waters or engaging in IUU fishing over the past two years.

Captain Le Van Vinh, head of Kieng Phuoc Border Guard Station said the unit has performed well the anti-IUU fishing task, adding that to date, 100% of local fishing vessels have installed vessel monitoring equipment and kept them in operation.

Tien Giang is home to 1,275 fishing vessels, 60% of which have capacity to reach fishing grounds as far away as Con Dao and Truong Sa.

In the coming time, the provincial Border Guard Command will continue to work with competent agencies to organize communication work and training sessions on Vietnamese and international regulations relating to fisheries in key fishing areas and closely monitor fishing vessels at high risk of violating IUU fishing, Sau said.

Source: VNA