Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries
Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries (Vietnamese: Tổng cục Thủy sản) is a government agency under directorate of fisheries policy in Vietnam Hanoi. And its subordinate operational unit "Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance" (Vietnamese: Kiểm Ngư Việt Nam) was established on January 25, 2013 under Decree No. 102/2012/ND-CP of the Vietnamese Government. They will aim to better protect Vietnam's fisheries and sovereignty.
Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries is a law enforcement agency of Vietnam in directorate of fisheries and belongs to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. It performs functions: patrol, check, control, detect and handle violations of the law and bar investigation of fishery on the coast of Vietnam.
Members of the Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries will have authority to impose penalties on local and foreign fishing organisations and individuals operating within waters under the jurisdiction of Vietnam. They will be involved in disaster prevention and control as well as search and rescue activities.
Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries is responsible for taking part in the prevention of natural disasters and coordinating search and rescue and salvage; participate in protecting the sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the country in accordance with the waters law.