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Indian vessels dock in Hai Phong

In Uncategorized on May 30, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Indian vessels dock in Hai Phong

QĐND – Sunday, May 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

PANO – Two Indian military ships, INS RANJIT and INS KULISH, will be anchored at Hai Phong sea port to pay a friendly visit to the city from My 30th to June 2nd, under the permission of local authorities. 

During the visit, the ships’ commanders and the crews will pay courtesy calls to the city’s leadership, the high commands of the Vietnam People’s Navy, and to Military Zone 3.

In addition, they will have cultural and sports exchanges with local military units, including volleyball competitions, as well as visits to landmarks and historical sites in Hai Phong.

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

Viet Nam tightens control over foreign fishing vessels

In Uncategorized on April 13, 2010 at 9:34 am

Viet Nam tightens control over foreign fishing vessels

QĐND – Monday, April 12, 2010, 21:32 (GMT+7)

Every foreign fishing vessel operating in Vietnamese waters will be required to have a member of the Vietnamese authorities on board as of June 1.

Under Decree No 32/2010/ND-CP issued recently by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on managing the operation of foreign fishing vessels in Vietnamese waters, foreign fishermen will have to apply for a licence to fish in local waters.

The licence will be valid for not more than 12 months for aquatic exploitation and 24 months for aquatic-related activities.

An expert from the ministry’s Department for Fisheries Resources Exploitation and Protection Tran Nam Trung said the decree, replacing the old decree No 191/2004/NB-CP, would create more favourable conditions for foreign fishermen to operate in Vietnamese waters.

“It will take between three to ten days for foreign fishermen to receive a licence or have their licence renewed or extended,” Trung said.

The decree also covers the rights and interests of foreign boat owners. They will receive regular weather updates from Vietnamese authorities as well as information relating to fisheries activities. They will also be informed of regulations when needed and be protected by the State of Viet Nam while operating in the country.

However, they will have to pay for all related fees and inform the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Fisheries General Department in written form a week before their boats arrive in Vietnamese waters.

Foreign fishermen must also complete entry procedures for Viet Nam as regulated and bring with them related documents such as fishing licences, boat registration certificates and technical safety registration certificates for their boats.

Particularly, they will be required to abide by all related regulations of Viet Nam and international treaties that Viet Nam has signed or joined.

The PM has also issued another decree managing the fishing activities of Vietnamese individuals and organisations within domestic waters.

Under Decree No 33/2010/ND-CP, Vietnamese individuals and organisations involved in domestic fisheries must abide by regulations issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development or provincial-level People’s Committees.

For example, they must follow regulations on the kinds of fish that are banned from exploitation; kinds of fishing equipment and vessels that are harmed or limited; and areas where they are not allowed to operate.

The decree also regulates the rights and obligations of Vietnamese individuals and organisations when fishing outside Viet Nam’s waters.

They are required to carry out all related exit and entry procedures in line with the laws of Viet Nam and countries where they fish, and abide by regulations of Viet Nam and countries or regions in which they operate as well as international treaties that Viet Nam has signed.

While operating in foreign waters, they will have to carry documents and licences provided by the host countries.

The decree will take effect as of June 15.

Source: VietNamNet/Viet Nam News


Source: QDND