Vietnam and US sign an agreement to strengthen Fisheries Law enforcement
The MOU will also foster greater cooperation between Vietnam, US, and international law enforcement agencies to ensure sustainable living marine resources and combat IUU fishing.
The US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Directorate of Fisheries (DFISH) on July 22 inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen Vietnam’s fisheries management and law enforcement capabilities.
US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink and DFISH Director General Tran Dinh Luan sign the MOU. Photo: US Embassy in Hanoi
INL technical assistance under this MOU will enhance the capacity of DFISH and the Department of Fisheries Resources Surveillance (DFIRES) through information sharing, best practices, and implementation of relevant technical programs and projects.
The MOU will also foster greater cooperation between Vietnam, US, and international law enforcement agencies to ensure sustainable living marine resources and combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Speaking at the ceremony, US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink said: “The United States has a great deal of experience in managing fisheries and enforcing regulations, which we are more than happy to share. We look forward to working together with Vietnam to strengthen the sustainability of its fisheries and support its fishers against illegal intimidation.”
Since 2015, the US and DFISH have worked together to strengthen Vietnam’s capacity for fisheries management and enforcement through technical training, study visits, and other assistance activities.
In February 2021, INL will transfer to DFIRES a training facility at Region 5 in Phu Quoc, which will significantly improve human resources capacity for DFIRES and the local fisheries enforcement units in Vietnam’s 28 coastal provinces.
- Norway strengthens support to Vietnam's sustainable marine aquaculture
- Hanoi residents enjoy plum and safe specialties from Son La
- Hanoi to become processed goods export hub
- Vegetable and fruit exports expected to hit $4 billion this year
- Agricultural safety expo draws 100 businesses to Hanoi
- Hanoi's high-tech agricultural zones get a new boost
- Vietnamese OCOP products to be showcased at European handicraft fair in Italy
- Hanoi hosts craft villages and farm produce festival
- Hanoi Concentrated Promotion Program 2023 to kick off in May
- Vietnam ready to share experience with partners in food security
New apartment buildings must have life span: Hanoi Party Chief
Norway strengthens support to Vietnam's sustainable marine aquaculture
Covid-19 meets criteria for influenza status in Vietnam: PM
Hanoi Times Weekly Podcast
Vietnam’s Reunification Express named world’s most incredible rail journey: Lonely Planet
First Vietnamese forced laborers return from the Philippines
Franco-Vietnamese Filmmaker wins Best Director at Cannes 2023
Hanoi emerges major luxury brand destination in Southeast Asia
Two new suburban tourist spots diversify Hanoi’s travel options