|A fishery logistics trawler was launched in a ceremony in Đà Nẵng’s Thọ Quang fishing port yesterday. — VNS Photo Công Thành |Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city has launched a fishery logistics trawler for the city’s fishing boat fleet on Hoàng Sa (Paracel) Island of Việt Nam after five months of building.
The ship owner, Lê Văn Khang of Sơn Trà District, said the 1,200CV capacity boat was built for VNĐ7 billion (US$311,000), of which VNĐ800 million ($36,000) was funded by the city.
It’s one of the newest logistics ship built in Đà Nẵng following a master plan of offshore fishing ship fleet development.
Khang said his family has six other fishing boats in the sea off Hoàng Sa (Paracel) Island – a traditional fishing ground of Việt Nam.
Last year, the city introduced two fishery logistics co-operatives to supply fuel, ice, food, fresh water and necessities for longer trips involving 60 offshore fishing trawlers in Đà Nẵng and other central provinces.
The central city’s People’s Committee has approved an eight-year deep-sea fishing project worth VNĐ1.1 trillion ($52 million). The project is aimed at increasing productivity and providing bigger and better high-capacity vessels equipped with the latest technology. This includes the development of a fleet of 400 trawlers by 2020, most equipped with global positioning and fish-detection systems.
The central city, which has 15,000sq.km of fishing grounds, has a fleet of 2,300 fishing boats, of which 699 are deep-sea trawlers. — VNS