|A logistic fishing boat is launched at Thuan Phuoc fishing port in the central Da Nang city. The city has introduced two fishery logistics co-operatives in boosting offshore fishing trade in the city and the central region. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh
DA NANG (VNS) — The central city has introduced a fishery logistics co-operative, the second one since last year, to boost the offshore fishing trade in the city and central region.
Le Thanh Sang, chairman and director of the Hai Nhi co-operative in Hai Chau District, said the co-operative's logistics fleet, which includes four ships with a 90CV-1,600CV capacity, will supply fuel, ice, food, fresh water and necessities for longer trips involving 60 offshore fishing trawlers in Da Nang and other central provinces.
Sang said the mother ships of the fleet could purchase 500 tonnes of seafood from fishing boats each month.
Last year, the deep-sea fisherman Sang also launched his own 100-tonne steel mother ship equipped with the latest technology.
In June, Son Tra District also introduced a fishery logistics co-operative.
Under normal circumstances, fishing boats typically waste many days going to and from the port to unload fish, stock up on food and refuel.
The central city's People's Committee has approved an eight-year deep-sea fishing production project worth VND1.1 trillion (US$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