Tra Vinh: Over 210 fishing vessels equipped with monitoring devices hinh anh 1The southern province of Tra Vinh has set a goal of completing the installation of monitoring equipment for all vessels by December 31.(
Tra Vinh (VNA) – As many as 211 fishing vessels in the southern province of Tra Vinh have installed vessel monitoring systems (VMS) as of the beginning of November, accounting for 92 percent of the total boats.

According to Tran Van Dung, deputy director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), in response to European Commission (EC)’s recommendations related to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and in a bid to remove the EC's yellow card, the provincial agricultural sector has strengthened dissemination to boat owners and captains to observe related laws and regulations, especially not violating foreign waters.

Currently, the province has 230 fishing vessels with more than 15m in length, which are subject to installing VMS equipment as regulated.

The provincial department has set a goal that the province will complete the installation of monitoring equipment for all vessels by December 31.

Along with strictly complying with regulations on fishing at sea, the Tra Vinh Fisheries sub-department under the provincial department will continue encouraging fishermen to participate in the establishment of offshore fishing groups to support each other in the exploitation, thus increasing incomes and protecting the country's sovereignty over sea and islands./.