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Fisherman's catch earns VND400 million in 1 day

Update: February, 26/2015 - 00:00

HA TINH (VNS) — A lucky fisherman from the central province of Ha Tinh's Loc Ha District earned a windfall profit of VND400 million (US$19,000) from a single day's catch of sea fish on Wednesday.

Fisherman Nguyen Hoai Nam, 42, who lives in the Thach Kim Commune, said his fishing vessel, carrying 12 other local fishermen, began their trip at 2am on February 25 (or January 7 of the Tet Lunar New year).

At around 4am, they caught 3 tonnes of ket fish in the Cua Nhuong sea waters of the Cam Xuyen District, Ha Tinh Province. In this catch, the biggest fish weighed 15 kilograms and the smallest ones weighed 4kg.

After the vessel landed at the Cua Sot fish port, the lucky fisherman were able to immediately sell their entire catch to local traders for VND400 million.

According to some local experienced fishermen, ket fish is a rare sea fish that is popular among customers for its taste. — VNS


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