Viet Nam and Thailand Cooperate on Fisheries

3 July 2012, at 1:00am

VIET NAM and THAILAND - Viet Nam and Thailand are looking to sign a quality and hygiene agreement on aquatic products.

The announcement was made during a visit to Thailand by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and head of the General Department of Fisheries Vu Van Tam from Tuesday to Saturday last week, reports VNS.

Under the agreement, both sides will co-operate on preventing fishing vessels from encroaching on each other's territorial waters, increasing the exchange of information on aquaculture and the prevention and control of diseases, while promoting seafood trade between the two countries.

They also agreed to boost co-operation in research and training of workers in the fisheries sector.

Following the agreement, they will set up a working group on fisheries co-operation based on a memorandum of understanding signed by the two countries' ministries of agriculture.