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Hanoi (VNA)
– The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has asked relevant agencies and coastal localities to employ solutions to fulfill targets set for the fishing season from April through September.

The Directorate of Fisheries was requested to coordinate with other concerned agencies to keep a close watch on weather developments as well as security and order at sea in order to take suitable solutions in support of fishermen.

Apart from implementing the Law on Fisheries and relevant legal documents, greater efforts should be made to remove the European Commission (EC)’s “yellow card” warnings on Vietnamese seafood, the ministry said.

The MARD’s Agro Processing and Market Development Authority (AgroTrade) needs to intensify trade promotion, support and protect copyright and brand names, assess processing capacity of factories nationwide and develop consumer markets at home and abroad.

The National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance was urged to synchronously implement solutions to deal with export items under food safety warnings in markets.

Meanwhile, coastal localities were asked to set forth programmes and plans to realise the Law on Fisheries and popularise new legal documents among organisations, fishermen and local people.

The ministry urged the localities to step up the management of fishing boats and grounds, while upgrading fishing ports and ship shelters.

Localities should encourage businesses to join hands with fishermen to participate in production chains to ensure post-harvest quality and improve seafood values, increase technological application and ensure hygiene at processing facilities, it said.

During the fishing season, aquatic catch is expected to hit 2.1 million tonnes and turnover from seafood exports is set at 3.38 billion USD, up 13.2 percent year-on-year.-VNA