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26/10/2021 - 17:07

Kien Giang fishermen receive support to resume operations

Fishermen in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang have taken their vessels offshore again for fishing, resuming their operations at sea as COVID-19 has been put under control.

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

As part of efforts to support local fishermen, Kien Giang has created favourable conditions for the operations of seafood production, buying and processing facilities, while asking the health sector to speed up COVID-19 vaccination for labourers in the fisheries sector.

Local authorised agencies have offered assistance to owners of fishing vessels to upgrade their vessels to improve the capacity of seafood storage and improve their products’ quality.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Lam Minh Thanh said that the committee has asked departments and sectors to coordinate closely together to support local fishermen to operate at sea for a long term, while effectively implementing the policies on fisheries development, and stabilising product prices.

Kien Giang is one of the coastal localities that are strong in fishing with a large fishing vessel fleet (Photo: VNA)
Kien Giang is one of the coastal localities that are strong in fishing with a large fishing vessel fleet (Photo: VNA)

The province has requested the commercial bank system to support fisheries firms and owners of vessels facing difficulties. The locality has asked the State Bank of Vietnam to propose the Government take measures to freeze and reschedule debts for fishing vessel owners hit by the pandemic. Kien Giang has also assigned the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to design plans to recover the fisheries sector after the pandemic, he said.

Kien Giang is one of the coastal localities that are strong in fishing with a large fishing vessel fleet. Currently, the province has finished the installation of vessel monitoring system (VMS) on 99.15 percent of local fishing vessels having a length from 15m./.

VNA

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