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Fishermen pray for bountiful catches in New Year

Update: February, 11/2016 - 08:30
Launch of the fishing trips is accompanied by high hopes of a bumper catch. — VNA/VNS Photo

QUANG NGAI (VNS) —  Fishermen of Pho Thanh Commune in the central Quang Ngai Province's Duc Pho District embarked on their first fishing trips of the Year of the Monkey yesterday.

The launch of the fishing trips, accompanied by high hopes of a bumper catch, was preceded by a traditional festival organised on the third day of the Lunar New Year and prayers for a bountiful catch.

The festival included rituals to worship the god of Nam Hai (god of the sea), along with folk songs and dances.

After the festival, dozens of fishing vessels headed for Sa Huynh seaport to begin their trips.

With more than 1,000 fishing vessels, Pho Thanh Commune plans to catch 42,000 tonnes of seafood this year. It also plans to build 10 new fishing boats and upgrade and repair 150 others. —  VNS

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