The south-central province of Bình Thuận has caught and bred more than 100,000 tonnes of fish and other aquatic species in the first half of the year, up 2.02 per cent against the same period last year.
The fish catch off the coast of Trà Vinh Province has shrunk this year, but fishermen continue to have steady incomes thanks to the high prices of seafood.
HCM City’s coastal district of Cần Giờ will host its annual Nghinh Ông Festival from September 23-25.
The total fish catch in the country reached 496,900 tonnes in the first two months of the year, up 1.2 per cent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
HCM City’s Cần Giờ District is preparing for its annual Nghinh Ông Festival, to be held next week to show fishermen’s respect for the whale and gratitude for a bumper fish catch.
Nguyễn Ngọc Oai, deputy director of the Việt Nam Directorate of Fisheries, talks to Việt Nam News that the sea is now safe for all fishing activities.