THE GOVERNMENT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence – Freedom - Happiness
No. 191/2004/ND-CP
Hanoi, November 18th, 2004
DECREE
ON MANAGEMENT OF FISHERY ACTIVITIES OF FOREIGN FISHING VESSELS IN VIETNAMS SEAS
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
pursuant to the November 26, 2003 Law on Fisheries;
Pursuant to the July 2, 2002 Ordinance on Handling of Administrative Violations;
At the proposal of the Minister of Fisheries,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Article 1.- Scope of regulation
This Decree prescribes the conditions, procedures and competence for grant and withdrawal of fishery activity permits; responsibilities of owners of foreign fishing vessels engaged in fishery activities in Vietnams seas; responsibilities of the State management bodies for fishery activities of foreign fishing vessels in Vietnams seas; the examination, control and handling of administrative violations, and complaints and denunciations related to fishery activities of foreign fishing vessels in Vietnams seas.
Article 2.- Subjects of application
This Decree applies to owners of foreign fishing vessels engaged in fishery activities in Vietnams seas and concerned agencies, organizations and individuals.
Where the international agreements which Vietnam has signed or acceded to contain provisions different from those of this Decree, such international agreements shall apply.
Article 3.- Interpretation of terms
In this Decree, the following terms are construed as follows:
1. Owner of a fishing vessel means the owner, charterer, manager or captain of a fishing vessel.
2. Vietnams seas mean sea areas under the sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, prescribed in the June 26, 2003 National Boundary Law and the international agreements between the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and other concerned countries.
 

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