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Nghe An (VNA) – The central province of Nghe An aims to develop a fleet of offshore fishing ships by 2020.

The province also plans to cut down on small capacity vessels and offer incentives for near-shore fishermen to change jobs or build ships with capacity of over 90 CV to work offshore.

Management of fishing will be strengthened and expanded while applying technology to ensure sustainable exploration, protection and development of marine resources.

Efforts will also be made to protect the sea and islands, with the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago as a strategic fishing ground and the Tokin Gulf as the traditional one.

Investment will be poured into logistic facilities serving the fishing sector to lengthen offshore trips, ensure safety and security in the waters, while bettering preservation, processing and consumption to enhance efficiency.

The province is calling for investment in offshore ship building and repairing facilities while developing seafood-processing villages and other services.-VNA