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Heavy sanctions on illegal fishing

by VTV416 November 2017 Last updated at 07:28 AM

VTV.vn - With the issuance of the EU yellow card for Vietnamese fishing practices, coastal provinces are trying to put an end to illegal fishing in the territorial waters of other countries.

Accordingly, those who fish illegally in foreign waters will be fined heavily. Vessels that violate will not be entitled to supporting policies from the state. And fishermen with vessels that sink in foreign waters for will not be able to build new ships due to their violations. Any deliberate violations will be prosecuted.

Since 2010, there have been more than 1,250 cases of violations with over 2,000 fishing vessels and nearly 16,500 fishermen, most of them coming from Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Quang Ngai, Kien Giang and Binh Dinh provinces.

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