First offshore fishing vessels of this year’s fishing season anchored at Ward 6 port, Tuy Hoa city of the central Phu Yen province on January 22, bringing back tunas weighing 30-50 kilograms each for export and domestic use.

By noon on January 23, eight vessels had returned, five of which had 1.7-3 million tonnes of tuna.

Chairman of the Ward 6 fishing trade union Phan Thuan said despite the decreased price this year, ships with output of at least 1.7 tonnes will enjoy a profit.

Thuan said although tuna price and output was lower this year, fishermen still felt encouraged with prompt support from the State, adding that most of the ships are now preparing to return to the sea after the joyful Tet holiday.-VNA