Two more fisheries unions have been established in Duy Hai and Duy Nghia communes in Duy Xuyen district, the central coastal province of Quang Nam, raising the number of such unions in the province to four, with more than 400 members.

Launched on August 21, the unions consist of nearly 200 members and operate under the regulations of the Vietnam Labour Federation.

Currently, Duy Xuyen district has nearly 400 fishing vessels with a total capacity of 8,068CV, bringing to shore about 9,000 tonnes of seafood every year.

Nguyen Van Khuong, Secretary of the Duy Xuyen Party Committee said the establishment of fisheries unions will contribute to promoting the development of offshore fishing groups, thus better implementing the sea and island development strategy and protecting national sovereignty over seas and islands.

He added that the fisheries unions are set to increase mutual support among fishermen while protecting their legitimate rights.

On the occasion, the Tam long vang (Golden Heart) Fund of the Lao dong (Labour) newspaper presented two Icom sets and four houses valuing at 25 million VND each to poor fishermen in the province.

The fund also handed over 20 gift sets at 500,000 VND each to poor fishermen and granted 60 scholarships worth a total 60 million VND to poor students with good learning results.-VNA