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Vietnamese Catches Quadruple In Last Decade – Record This Year Vietnam, August 6, 12

Binh Thuan farmers sort fish at the port of Phan Thiet. Fishermen caught 1.43 million tons of fish nationwide in the first seven months of this year, up 6.8 per cent year-on-year
Favorable weather conditions and new boats helped fishermen for the first seven months of the year, compared to the same period last year.

A least 1.43 million tonnes of all fish species nationwide have been caught, a rise of 6.8 per cent against the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Leading in volume being mackerel.

Fishermen in the central provinces, which lead the country in tuna catches, have caught a large quantity of tuna this year.

In Binh Dinh Province, the catch has reached 5,635 tones; Phu Yen, 6,000 tons; and Khanh Hoa, 1,000 tons.

The ministry’s Directorate of Fisheries said the seafood industry had contributed greatly to the country’s economic growth.

Last year, the country caught more than 2 million of various kinds of fish, up 4 times against 2001.

However, over the past 10 years, the seafood industry has had problems in management, catching and production, according to the directorate.