VOV.VN - To help remove the EU’s warning, known as “yellow card” for Vietnamese seafood exports, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province has stepped up communications and slapped stiff sanctions on ship owners who infringe upon offshore fishing.
As a coastal city with considerable sea-related advantages, Da Nang has created breakthrough policies to boost its blue economy development associated with marine sovereignty safeguarding.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has decided to provide VND3.5 billion (US$150,000) to assist insurance premiums for owners of offshore fishing vessels following the Government’s Decree No.67 on several fishery development policies.
Central Thua Thien-Hue province will support offshore fishing activities in Phu Vang and Phu Loc districts starting this month in a project worth more than VND9.7 billion (US$426,800).
Total seafood output from both fishing and aquaculture in the central province of Thua Thien–Hue reached 40,166 tonnes in January-September, up 15.6%, including 28,777 tonnes of wild catch, up 19.7%.
The Institute for Manufacture Shipbuilding (UNINSHIP) under Nha Trang University has built 22 composite offshore fishing boats for fishermen in various provinces including Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan.
The extension of an insurance subsidy scheme for offshore fishing households until the end of this year has failed to benefit anyone.
The central province of Thua Thien – Hue has released a decision to allocate more than VND4.96 billion to assist fishermen in offshore fishing.
The south central province of Khanh Hoa has provided local fishermen with more than VND440 billion (US$19.4 million) so far this year to support their offshore fishing activities.
Most fishermen in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue have effectively used their compensation from last year’s Formosa-caused marine environmental incident.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has estimated fishing output reached about 651,900 tonnes in the first quarter of 2017, 1.4% more than the previous year.
The north central province of Thanh Hoa will scale down inshore fishing and invest more in high-capacity vessels for offshore fishing between now and 2025, under Vietnam’s fisheries development strategy and the local fisheries master plan.
VOV.VN - Military doctors and nurses in Truong Sa Island District, Khanh Hoa province, must fulfill two missions at the same time: provide health care to islanders and soldiers living there and provide first aid and emergency medical treatment to fishermen engaged in offshore fishing.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the central province of Quang Nam to become a model of rapid, sustainable and comprehensive development and work together with neighbouring localities of Danang and Quang Ngai to form an economic hub of the central region.
Discover ancient fishing villages in the southern city of Vung Tau, with the unique culture of the local fishermen and the salty taste of their life.
Several fish whose common habitats are situated in deep sea levels have been spotted near coastal areas in Thua Thien-Hue Province, the latest in a series of oceanic environment issues recently emerging in central Vietnam.
Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam Nguyen Van Binh has pledged that the banking sector will assist fishermen by facilitating their access to credit to build modern boats for offshore fishing, thus ensuring fishermen’s livelihood and contributing to the marine economy.
VOV.VN - Truong Sa Town Clinic in Truong Sa archipelago, Khanh Hoa province, provides healthcare to soldiers, islanders, and fishermen who go offshore fishing in the Truong Sa fishing ground.
VOV.VN - Government decree 67 on aqua-culture development policies has proved effective. It offers preferential loans to fisherman, helping them build new vessels for offshore fishing.