Skipjack tuna catch (Source: VNA)

Khanh Hoa (VNA)
— Fishermen in south central provinces enjoyed bumper catches of tuna and got handsome profits thanks to increasing prices.

According to Nguyen Trung Hieu, Head of the Management Board of the Hon Ro Fishing Port in Nha Trang city, many fishing boats returned to the port from October 10-12 with much better tuna catch than previous months, earning over 200 million VND (8,990 USD) on average.

Notably, a number of vessels caught 180 tunas each. Ship owners have got profits as the price of tuna reached 105,000 VND (4.7 USD) a kilo, up 10,000 VND from previous months.

Vo Huy Hoang, a fisherman from Quang Ngai province, said his boat caught over 20 tonnes of skipjack tuna, earning a profit of over 200 million VND.

The income of a worker in a fishing boat ranges from five to 10 million VND per month.-VNA