|Fishing boats in central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam is striving to sustainably develop its fishery sector and promote responsible practices while assuring the protection and restoration of aquatic resources and preserving biodiversity.
These details have been outlined in the draft national plan on protecting and exploiting aquatic resources.
Under the plan, the country will not only effectively exploit but also protect and recover aquatic resources and preserve biodiversity by 2030, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Over the next decade, Việt Nam will promote the sustainable development of the sector and responsible practices to meet international standards. The industry will be restructured with more suitable production models, improving product quality, and good practices for environment protection and adaption to climate change.
By 2050, Việt Nam hopes to become a nation with a sustainable and modern fishery sector that approaches those of regional and global peers. It also targets to effectively protect and expand the biodiversity and improve livelihoods and living standards of coastal residents, contributing to ensuring social welfare and safeguarding the national independence and sovereignty.
Twenty-eight Vietnamese coastal localities are doubling efforts to observe the 2017 Law on Fisheries and remove the European Commission (EC)’s “yellow card” warning on fishery products from Việt Nam.
Over the last decade, Việt Nam’s fishery output reached 8.4 million tonnes and the industry provided jobs for about 4.8 million people, including fishermen and services and logistics workers. — VNS