EC delegation to inspect Vietnam’s IUU fishing combat next month hinh anh 1The Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
An inspection team of the European Commission (EC) will visit Vietnam from November 4-14 to assess the country’s efforts in implementing the EC’s recommendations on fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

The information was released by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang at a regular press conference in Hanoi on October 17.

During their stay in Vietnam, the officials from the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG – MARE) are scheduled to pay courtesy visits to high-ranking Vietnamese leaders, have working sessions with representatives of concerned agencies, including the Directorate of Fisheries, and make field trips to some localities, she added.

Over the past time, Vietnamese agencies, localities and organisations have drastically implemented solutions to build a sustainable and responsible fishery sector, and curb IUU fishing on the basis of the EC’s recommendations, reaping positive outcomes, the spokesperson noted.

Vietnam stands ready to coordinate with the EC in combating IUU fishing, she said./.