Vietnamese boat owner gets $39,000 fine for IUU fishing

March 22, 2024

The administration of southernmost Vietnam’s Ca Mau Province on Thursday announced a fine of US$39,000 imposed on a local fisherman for engaging in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities in Thai waters last year. On June 12, 2023, Diem’s fishing boat CM 92114 TS left the province’s Doc River and headed into the ocean, with her husband Ho Van Be as the captain and five seamen on board. Be also asked a seaman to cover the boat number plate with black paint before heading into Thai waters. Four days later, Diem asked Be to move into Thai waters for illegal fishing, and the boat and its crew were subsequently detained by Thai coast guards. Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang recently directed relevant agencies and authorities in coastal regions to apply more stringent measures against IUU fishing so that the seven-year ‘yellow card’ can be lifted following the fifth inspection.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News