BINH THUAN (VNS) — The Binh Tan Fishing Union, the fifth of its kind in the central coastal province of Binh Thuan, made its debut in La Gi commune on Tuesday.
The union has 150 fishermen working on 15 vessels. They can help each another in case of natural disasters and other problems arising at sea. At the launch, representatives from businesses and organisations presented gifts in the form of ship and life insurance as well as equipment worth nearly VND1.2 billion (US$57,142) to members of the new union.
Binh Thuan has one of the largest fishing fleets in the country with more than 7,000 high capacity vessels and over 50,000 fishermen, who catch some 180,000 tonnes of seafood every year.— VNS