Bac Lieu fishermen enjoy good catches

Fishermen in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu have gained big profits in recent weeks thanks to favourable weather.

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Near-shore fishing ships were able to earn about VND1.5 million (US$66) in profit a day and long offshore trips up to 45 days could help the fishermen earn VND300 million (US$13,190). 

Nguyen Van Nam, a fisherman in Dong Hai district said the cooperation of authorities, businesses and ship owners to form logistics teams has supported fishermen in their long fishing trips. 

Since the beginning of this year, fishermen of Bac Lieu province have caught more than 45,000 tonnes of seafood, up 0.3% year-on-year. The catches are expected to increase as the latter half of the year is the best time for sea fishing. 

Meanwhile, some fishermen are facing difficulties to borrow capital to build and fix their fishing ships and equipment, which caused by complicated procedures and poor cooperation of relevant agencies.

The province has asked the agricultural and banking sectors to smooth out problems to assist fishermen.


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