Quang Ngai, June 16 (VNA) - Fisheries trade unions in the central province of Quang Ngai have proven effective, attracting the participation of a great number of local fishermen.

Established in 2011, the model satisfies the legitimate aspirations of local fishermen.

The unions strengthen solidarity and connections between fishermen by uniting and helping them work more effectively, ensuring their safety in case of natural calamities.

The unions create trust and reliable support for fishermen. Union members always stand together and support each other at sea.

Quang Ngai province has six fisheries unions in six coastal districts, with the voluntary participation of almost 2,000 workers.

The An Hai Fisheries Trade Union, one of the first fisheries trade unions, operates effectively with the participation of almost 700 members, working on 58 fishing vessels in offshore territorial waters. The union continues to attract more members, who are operating in Hoang Sa (Paracels) and Truong Sa (Spratly) fishing grounds.

Ngo Thi Kim Ngoc, Chairwoman of the Quang Ngai provincial Federation of Labour, said the province will continue to improve the effectiveness of established unions, and set up new unions.

At present, there are more than 40,000 labourers working on 5,500 fishing boats in Quang Ngai province and more and more register to join the unions./.