Fishermen Confident to Set Sail under Border Guard Law
|Officers at the Quat Lam Border Guard Station have regularly met with fishermen before their fishing trips.
Officers at the Quat Lam Border Guard Station have regularly met with fishermen before their fishing trips and organized programs to equip them with knowledge about laws and essential skills.
The owners of fishing vessels were also advised to prepare relevant papers, check the quality of the vessel monitoring system, and ensure safety before going out to sea.
Local fishermen were also asked to work together to protect their assets, closely coordinate with border guards and other patrol forces, and protect river mouths and wharves.
Many border guards at the Quat Lam station have been assigned to work at the docks to remind and popularize laws to each fisherman. They always stand ready to give a helping hand and disseminate information about the fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, as well as the Border Guard Law. As a result, most fishermen are committed not to infringe upon foreign waters, and have better awareness of IUU fishing consequences.
The Quat Lam Border Guard Station is responsible for managing a 14km long sea route with four communes and one town. Under its management, the majority of vessels have strictly complied with fishing regulations, but in reality, violations remain.
In the first nine months of this year, the station organized nine conferences with 985 participants, 66 hours of mobile information dissemination, and 16 hours of information dissemination via local radio systems.
It also coordinated with provincial and district radio and television stations to produce three documentaries and 15 articles, presented 100 national flags, distributed 500 leaflets on legal regulations and the IUU combat, and sent officers to households to guide them in making commitments.
To ensure sustainable fisheries development, the Quat Lam Border Guard Station has been accompanying local authorities to fight IUU fishing and remove the European Commission (EC)’s “yellow card” on Vietnamese seafood./.
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