This is one of the moves by local
authorities to strengthen the protection of fishery
resources and improve the management, protection and
promotion of the World 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 bordering
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.
Therefore, the 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
These agencies need to intensify the inspection and
supervision of the operation of 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 waterway traffic.