|Tran Van Luc, a fisherman in Bac Lieu Province, is preparing his boat for the first sailing of the lunar New Year. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Trieu
BAC LIEU (VNS) — The fishery sector in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has resumed its operation, with sailings beginning on February 9 – the second day of the lunar New Year.
Currently, some 85 percent of local boats are active at sea.
In January, offshore fishing vessels in Bac Lieu caught nearly 7,300 tonnes of aquatic products, including over 1,100 tonnes of shrimps.
A shrimp-netting trip between 60 and 75 days can earn an average revenue of up to VND800 million (US$36,000). Profit is ranging from VND200 million ($9,000) to VND300 million ($13,500). — VNS