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The book includes six chapters, in Vietnamese and English languages, focusing on the directions, management and solutions of Vietnam in overcoming EC’s warnings on IUU fishing.

It also devotes a chapter to show the views and messages of VASEP and Vietnam’s seafood enterprises community in determinedly saying No with IUU exploited seafood./.

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing refers to fishing activities that do not comply with regional, national, or international fisheries conservation or management measures. To simplify, IUU consists of three distinct but related elements:

Illegal fishing refers to fishing activities that violate national or international laws. In practical terms, illegal fishing can include fishing without a license, under-reporting catches, keeping undersized fish, fishing in closed areas, using prohibited fishing gear types, the illegal transshipment of fish, or other violations of the law.

Unreported fishing refers to fishing activities that have not been properly reported. Unreported fishing is not necessarily illegal or unregulated, though it can be either. Often unreported fishing is associated with a lack of data collection or weak fisheries management, though the lack of reporting can also conceal illegal activity.

• Unregulated fishing refers to fishing activities in areas where there are no applicable national, regional or international conservation or management measures. Unregulated fishing is not illegal per se and can either occur in an unmanaged fishery within a country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) or on the high seas, such as fishing by vessels that are un-flagged or flagged to a State not party to international conventions.