Viet Nam boost fisheries cooperation with Malaysia and Indonesia

A Vietnamese delegation let by Deputy Minster of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam is on a week-long visit to Malaysia and Indonesia from May 23-29.

During two days in Malaysia, Mr Tam held talks with Deputy Minister of Agriculture, M.Johari Baharom and other Malaysian officials. The two sides agreed to boost cooperation on fisheries, cultivation and husbandry. They discussed issues related to aquaculture, management of ships, information exchange and coordination in dealing with the seizure of fishing vessels and fishermen from both sides.

The Vietnamese delegation visited and learned experiences in managing and supervising Malaysia’s offshore.

They worked with the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries on May 26 to discuss how to implement the memorandum of understanding signed by the two ministries in October 2010 and boost cooperation in solving cases of fishing boats and fishermen seized by the two countries in accordance with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and in the spirit of close cooperation among ASEAN member countries and humanitarian treatment of fishermen.

The two sides agreed to soon set up a joint technical committee (JTC) in the fisheries sector that will meet on a periodic and rotational basis.
Source: Vietfish International
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