|Bình Thuận has issued a temporary ban on the exploitation of molluscs and bivalves across its sea waters. — Photo thuysanvietnam.com.vn|
BÌNH THUẬN — The southern central province of Bình Thuận has issued a temporary ban on the exploitation of molluscs and bivalves across its sea waters as part of an effort to protect and regenerate dwindling marine resources.
The ban will take effect from April 1 to July 31, restricting fishermen and organisations from gathering molluscs and bivalves, the local seafood specialties that include scallops and clams.
The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has assigned its Fisheries Division to coordinate with agriculture and economic agencies in coastal districts and towns to inform local fishermen, ship owners and seafood traders of the ban.
The agriculture sector, border-guard stations and People’s Committees at coastal districts and communes have been asked to strictly inspect and punish any violations.