Fish is prepared to be delivered to markets in Quang Tri (Photo: VNA)

Quang Tri (VNA) – A TV show has been organised in the central province of Quang Tri to support local fishermen affected by recent mass fish deaths.

The programme, held by the provincial People’s Committee and Quang Tri Radio – Television Station, raised more than 11 billion VND (490,700 USD), 52 tonnes of rice and other assistance donated by some 70 companies along with philanthropists.

The support will be delivered to fishermen in the coastal districts of Vinh Linh, Gio Linh, Trieu Phong and Hai Lang.

Ho Vinh Tien, a fisherman in Cua Tung town of Vinh Linh, said the mass fish deaths damaged their livelihoods, but they have received aid from local authorities and donors. He hoped that the cause of the incident will be clarified soon so that fishermen can resume normal fishing activities.

Quang Tri with 75km of coast was one of the four coastal central provinces most affected by the mass fish deaths. Its fishermen have faced total losses of more than 141 billion VND (about 6.3 million USD). The other localities were Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Thua Thien-Hue.-VNA