Bac Lieu: fishing boats head for the sea hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Bac Lieu (VNA) – The fishery sector in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has resumed its operation, with sailings beginning on February 9 – the second day of the lunar New Year.

Currently, some 85 percent of local boats are active at sea.

In January, offshore fishing vessels in Bac Lieu caught nearly 7,300 tonnes of aquatic products, including over 1,100 tonnes of shrimps.

A shrimp-netting trip between 60 and 75 days can earn an average revenue of up to 800 million VND (36,000 USD). Profit is ranging from 200 million VND (9,000 USD) to 300 million VND (13,500 USD).-VNA