Binh Dinh fishermen provided with advanced Japanese fishing techniques hinh anh 1Tuna processing at Tam Quan seaport, Hoai Nhon district, Binh Dinh province. (Source: VNA)

Fishermen in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh were introduced to advanced machinery and techniques that can increase tuna productivity during a three-day field trip to the sea with Japanese experts from Kagoshima University.

Three fishing vessels that took part in the field trip and are joining the provincial tuna production chain, were equipped with Japanese fishing tackles including fishing line winders, fishing light attractors and fish shockers.

They landed at Binh Dinh seaport on October 9 with quality tuna weighing 30 kilograms.

According to Tran Thi Thu Ha, Vice Chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee, the province is continuing to consolidate and develop the tuna production chain project involving fishing, processing and consuming tuna with the participation of 25 fishing vessels.

She added that the field trip created a valuable opportunity for local fishermen and technical officials to acquire new techniques and popularise them among the remaining 22 fishing vessels.

In the first eight months of this year, three key provinces engaged in tuna fishing, Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen, caught 13,970 tonnes of tuna in total.

Vietnamese tuna products are shipped to 100 countries and territories, including the US, Japan, Israel and Canada as well as the EU and the ASEAN region.-VNA