Kien Giang fishermen prepare for offshore fishing (Photo: thanhnien.vn)

Kien Giang (VNA) – The marine economy has potential for the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang financially and can contribute to protecting national sea and island sovereignty.

According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Vu Hong, the province has integrated sea economy development with ensuring defence.

In addition to fulfilling its potential, the province has cooperated with regional countries to improve seafood management, protection and exploitation.

Developing hi-tech fishing teams and constructing sea ports and fish markets in the locality are key goals, he said.

To enhance local fish farming efficiency, the province aims to set up strong seafood enterprises, plan marine economic activities and zone off areas for local processing businesses.

With 200 kilometres of coast ideal for developing the fisheries sector, the province has seen annual growth of 5.24 percent in seafood exploitation. It produces 200,000 tonnes of seafood in an area of 2,200 hectares and earns 147 million USD in export revenue every year.-VNA