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Vietnam rejects China’s “unilateral decision” to ban fishing in the South China Sea from May 1 to August 16, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said in a statement posted on the government’s website.

Vietnam has sovereignty over its waters as defined by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Hang said. “Vietnam asks China not to further complicate the situation in the South China Sea,” she said.

The Vietnam Fisheries Society earlier this week asked the government to take “strong action” against China’s fishing ban.

Vietnam in April charged a Chinese marine surveillance ship with sinking a Vietnamese fishing boat near the contested Paracel Islands.

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Every year chinese resort to the same trick.

simply rediculous
 

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Closed season. All fishing areas are closed at this time of every year. This is when most of the fish breed. In order to allow the fishery to recover.

In the past, neighboring countries with disputes with China have also declared a fishing moratorium at the same time.This is the tacit understanding of the past.
 

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Every year chinese resort to the same trick.

simply rediculous

Does all or most Vietnamese fishing boats continues to go out and fish during this period of fishing ban or fish replenishing time in the previous years?
 

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Does all or most Vietnamese fishing boats continues to go out and fish during this period of fishing ban or fish replenishing time in the previous years?
Chinese can stick their ban into elsewhere!
What can they do?
Repeating ramming fun games?
 

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Of course our fishermen don’t comply.
What do chinese think of themselves?
God chosen people?
I think Vietnam should declare a fishing moratorium at the same time. Protection of marine fisheries resources and national fishers. Conflict can also be avoided, and Vietnamese fishing boats are also subject to the Vietnamese government's fishing moratorium, not the Chinese government's.
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Map from the South China Sea Probing Initiative. Each green dot represents a Vietnamese fishing boat registered in the AIS during February 2020

Vietnam's fishery resources are exhausted, and fishermen have to catch fish illegally.Vietnamese intelligence agents converged inside and gathered intelligence outside the naval port.
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I think Vietnam should declare a fishing moratorium at the same time. Protection of marine fisheries resources and national fishers. Conflict can also be avoided, and Vietnamese fishing boats are also subject to the Vietnamese government's fishing moratorium, not the Chinese government's.
I believe Vietnam will declare fishing ban to protect maritime resources. But you cannot expect Vietnam to surrender to chinese demand. No Vietnamese government will survive a day if she just accepts the ban.
 

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Fisheries Society opposes Chinese fishing bans in East Sea
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The Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS) released a document on May 4 opposing China’s issuance of regulations banning fishing in the East Sea this year.



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The document was sent to the Government Office, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations.

China announced a fishing moratorium from May 1 to August 16 in the East Sea, including part of the Gulf of Tonkin and Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago under Vietnam’s sovereignty, according to the VINAFIS.

The regulations violate Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and waters as well as its legal rights and interests, hamper fishing activities by Vietnamese fishermen, and break international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other relevant international legal documents, it said.

The society also cited China’s recent announcement on the establishment of two administrative units under the so-called “Sansha city” in a scheme to illegally control Vietnam’s Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagos.


Therefore, the VINAFIS vehemently protests these extremely unreasonable actions by China, it said, stressing that the regulations have no legal value for waters under Vietnam’s sovereignty and Vietnamese fishermen have the right to fish in the waters belongling to Vietnam's sovereignty.

It also urged relevant agencies in Vietnam to take strong measures to end China’s latest actions in the East Sea, and suggested increasing law enforcement at sea to assist and protect Vietnamese fishermen operating in Vietnam’s waters.

The society will actively instruct local fisheries associations and societies to partner with relevant agencies in communications work to help fishermen understand and observe legal regulations while at sea.

It will also call on fishermen to keep calm, continue fishing, step up production, and resolutely practice their legitimate rights, thus contributing to protecting national sovereignty of sea and islands./.VNA
 

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