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Da Nang (VNA) – The central city of Da Nang will be developed as one of the six fishing centres across the country, as part of the Master plan on fisheries development to 2020 with a vision towards 2030.

The move aims to serve the logistical demands of the city as well as the regional provinces, contributing to the marine economic development of the central region.

According to Nguyen Do Tam, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the centre will include fishing ports and well-equipped logistics facilities.

They are expected to create impetuses for the restructure and development of the fishery sector, especially the off-shore fishing operation, in a modern way, thus raising the values of farmed and fished fish in the city as well as nationwide, Tam said.

The sector will continue implementing the Government and local policies and mechanisms to provide support to fishermen in building well-equipped fishing vessels with a capacity of at least 400 CV, thus enhancing the efficiency of offshore fishing and product quality and value.

Investment will be made to upgrade the Quang Tho fishing port to a modern and effective fishery centre, with the focus on environment protection and food safety.

Some 20 billion VND (900,000 USD) will be allocated to help fishermen replace their small, near-coast fishing boats with offshore-fishing vessels.

Vice Chairman of the Son Tra district People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Nam highlighted the contribution of fisheries, saying that the sector has helped the district lead the city in socio-economic development.-VNA