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Conservation of marine eco-systems surrounding through implementing Sustainable Fisheries, support Marine research and educational programs
by Six Senses Ninh Van Bay (Private sector)
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay commits to strictly follow the Sustainable Fishery guidelines and conserve the Ninh Van water and to ensure its ecosystem remains healthy and diverse.

Main components for Sustainable Fisheries:
- Ban fishing of all threatened fishes which are being overfished OR conserve them in unexploited areas
- Buy local fish to ensure the transparency of fishes sources
- Educate local fish/seafood farm about sustainable seafood farming
- Provide sustainable fishery practices to guests during fishing trip.

Fishes which are listed as threatened species will be banned from being purchased and served. Some of these species include Grouper, Shark Fin, Turtle, Blue Fin Tuna, Whale, Dolphin, Shark, Rays, Napoleon Wrasse, Giant Clams, Conch Shell, Lobsters (less than 25 cm or berried (pregnant females), Skate (all species), Marlin, Monkfish, Swordfish, Atlantic Cod (unless organically farmed), Atlantic Halibut, Atlantic Salmon, Dogfish, Whitebait, Caviar, etc. During the fishing trip experiences, offered by the resort, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is working towards providing the best practices such as releasing juvenile fishes and other seafood. Understanding the importance of sustainable seafood farming and local lobster farms, we aim to get the local fishermen involve in this, support and educate them in a proper way.

Besides conservation of the underwater ecosystem, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay actively seeks and welcomes all partners who are interested in Marine Conservation and have specific projects related to studying the house reefs, corals, ecosystem and other perspectives. Last but not the least, several awareness activities have been continuously conducted, such as regular beach clean-up, ocean conservation educational program for all people at all ages, training for hosts and so on to make sure as many as possible people get inspired and cultivate these practices as often as practicable.
Progress reports
14.4
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
  • Reduction and elimination fishing practices and gear that destroy/degrade marine habitat
  • Reduction of fisheries by-catch and product waste/losses
  • Eco-labelling, traceability, certification programmes
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Research capacity development
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Transfer marine technology
14.b
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Access to coastal fishing grounds
  • Community empowerment for fisheries management
December 2022
Actively support Marine researchers and educational programs
October 2019
Purchasing fishes and other seafood products only from sustainable sources
October 2019
Incorporating sustainable fishing practices in guest experiences
Financing (in USD)
10,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Dedicated full-time Sustainability person taking care of sustainable fisheries practices and conducting educational programs with corporation of others
Other, please specify
Purchase local fishes to ensure the ability controlling sources of fish and seafood.
Basic information
Time-frame: January 2017 - December 2022
Partners
Institute Oceanography of Vietnam, Marine Biologists from University of Amsterdam and University of Leiden (Netherlands), and more
Ocean Basins
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Thi Bich Ngoc Nguyen, Sustainability Supervisor, stb-ninhvan@sixsenses.com, +84 5 83524268
Nha Trang, Vietnam
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