Vietnam signs agreement with MSC to promote sustainable fishing Published: 08 June, 2005
IN the first ever agreement between the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and a nation state, the Ministry of Fisheries of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the MSC will announce today, on World Oceans Day, a joint commitment to promote sustainable fishing in the country. A Memorandum of Understanding signed by Luong Le Phuong, Vice Minister of Fisheries and the MSC, describes the intention to explore and encourage sustainable fishing practices and MSC certification throughout Vietnam over the coming three years. Vietnam is the only country to so far make a public commitment of this type, and the move represents a milestone in the MSC’s efforts to reverse the global trend of over-fishing and the degradation of the marine environment.
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