Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang has directed relevant agencies and authorities in coastal regions to implement more rigorous measures against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities. The target is to address and lift the IUU fishing 'yellow card' warning imposed on Vietnamese seafood by the European Committee (EC) since 2017. The conference centered on essential measures to eliminate the 'yellow card' associated with IUU fishing. The event preceded the anticipated fifth inspection by the EC on IUU fishing, scheduled for April. These include preventing fishing vessels from trespassing into foreign waters and ensuring the rigorous handling of IUU fishing cases.