Vietnam's fishing boats at sea (Photo: VNA)

The southernmost province of Ca Mau is creating favourable conditions for fishermen in Khanh Hoi commune in U Minh district to develop offshore fishing, according to Chau Minh Dam, Deputy Chairman of the communal People’s Committee.

Accordingly, the province will focus on developing the Khanh Hoi port from 2015 to 2020 into an aquaculture centre of U Minh district.

Ca Mau also plans to dredge estuaries and upgrade fishing port entrances to allow boats of 90 CV or more to enter the waterways.

In addition, the province will facilitate fishermen access to preferential credit under Government Decree 67/2014/ND-CP to build and upgrade vessels for offshore fishing. Investments in logistics centres will also be enhanced.

Khanh Hoi commune, located about 40 kilometres from Ca Mau city, is the second largest fishing port in the locality. It has about 400 fishing boats with nearly 1,000 fishermen, yielding about 20,000 tonnes of marine products annually.-VNA