Plan helps protect aquatic resources in Ha Long Bay; VNA

Viet Nam – Ha Long Bay

Quang Ninh (VNA) – Ha Long city in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh has issued a plan on intensifying measures to protect aquatic resources in Ha Long Bay – a UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site – during the 2017-2020 period.

The plan aims to strengthen environmental protection, protect and reproduce aquatic resources, and put an end to all fishing activities in the absolute protection zone in the bay.

It also seeks to raise awareness of obeying the State, Quang Ninh province and Ha Long city’s regulations on seafood exploitation activities.

The plan is expected to be implemented from October 25, 2017 to December 2020 in the buffer and absolute protection zones in the bay.

Specifically, patrol is strengthened to detect and punish violations related to seafood exploitation and protection in coastal areas, especially in Ha Long and Bai Tu Long bays and banned fishing areas.

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