National flags presented to fishermen in Phu Quy island

As many as 300 national flags were presented to fishermen in Tam Thanh, Ngu Phung and Long Hai communes in Phu Quy island, the central province of Binh Thuan on March 12, aiming to encourage local people to protect national sovereignty.

Tran Hai Dang, a fisherman in Phu Quy island, said that the gifts are crucial to the fishermen as the flags give them strength to conduct offshore fishing and contributing to affirming the country’s ownership of its seas and islands.

Local fishermen continued their offshore fishing activities despite numerous challenges in the past year. The island is now home to 1,200 boats, which produced more than 25,000 tonnes of seafood in 2015.

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In addition to high-capacity fishing boats, the island also paid attention to developing logistic vessels, which help reduce transport costs and increase seafood value.

On the same day, youth unions of Vinh Long and Binh Thuan provinces’ agencies also gave 30 gifts to disadvantaged families on the island.

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