The central coastal province of Ha Tinh has introduced a subcommittee on fisheries safety at sea, as part of efforts to ensure safety for both fishermen and their resources in operations.

The body will assist the provincial People’s Committee and other agencies in inspecting and supervising the implementation of State regulations on ensuring safety for fishermen and fishing vessels.

Meanwhile, the subcommittee, headed by Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Duc Nhan, will coordinate with local authorities in coastal districts and communes to manage the number of boats and fishermen in the locality.

It will undertake the task of better ensuring the safety of people and property at sea, based on specific conditions and types of vessel in each locality. It will also update fishermen on weather conditions at sea.

Together with giving guidelines for boat owners on their way to find safe shelter in bad weather, the subcommittee will also work with the provincial Border Guard command to conduct search-and-rescue missions at sea.-VNA