is one of the moves by local authorities to strengthen
the protection of fishery resources and improve the
management, protection and promotion of the
Natural Heritage Ha Long Bay.
Halong City People's Committee (Quang Ninh province) has
announced that as of October 1,
all organizations and
individuals will not be allowed to perform fishing
activities in any form at the venue for visitors.
tourism, caves, beaches, waterways, tourist routes and
areas authorized by the authority to plan conservation
of ecosystems in Ha Long Bay.
Organizations and individuals are not allowed to carry
out fishing activities in the Ha Long Bay World Heritage
Area, except activities using traditional fishing gear
for tourism and permitted by the competent authority.
After October 1, if organizations or individuals fail to
comply, they shall be strictly treated according to
regulations, including the application of the measure of
confiscation and destruction of means, fishing gears and
tools used for catching fish in the above areas.
Strictly treatment on vendors using small boats chasing
cruise ships in Ha Long Bay
At present, in Ha Long Bay (Hoa Cuong area, Tu Du
island, Van Boi island, Ngoc Tay island and some areas
Cat Ba island district in Hai Phong), some
people using motorboats without registratiion boards,
following cruise ships for sale of sea products and
fruits...The above behavior has caused loss of beauty
and traffic safety. Inland waterway, security and order
on the bay.
Ha Long City People's Committee has
issued the document directing Halong Bay Management
Board and the inter-sectoral inspection team on the bay
to strengthen patrol, control and strictly solve the
individuals using small canoes following the cruise
ships to sell goods or services.
These agencies need to intensify the inspection and
supervision of the operation of
cruise ships operating on Ha
Long Bay, ensuring the right routes and spots already
announced and permitted by competent authorities, timely
detect and coordinate with functional agencies in
strictly handling cruise ships and crew members who let
the vendors follow the ships and sell to tourists, set
up plans security, order and safety of inland waterway
navigation in the bay, with focus on routes 1 and 2,
promptly detect and prevent acts of violating
regulations on security, order and safety of inland