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Quảng Ngãi fishing vessels can’t find enough fishermen

Update: April, 29/2016 - 09:00
Fishermen harvest shrimps in central coastal province of Quảng Ngãi. Boat owners in the province are struggling to find workers to go offshore fishing. — Photo vov.vn

QUẢNG NGÃI — Boat owners in the central coastal province of Quảng Ngãi are struggling to find workers to go offshore fishing, Voice of Việt Nam’s (VOV) radio station reported.

Nguyễn Văn Tẩn, a ship owner in Quảng Ngãi, said each boat needed 15 workers for offshore fishing, but due to labour shortage, he must let his boat go fishing with only 10 workers.

According to fishermen, the labour force cannot meet demand from too many ships with high capacities. Currently, Quảng Ngãi Province has nearly 5,800 fishing vessels, about 3,000 of which are offshore fishing boats.

Wages for hired workers onboard are not stable, so many of them have decided to leave the job, fishermen have said. — VNS

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