The central province of Nghe An is taking many measures benefitting its offshore fishermen, in order to make them feel secure when conducting operations at sea.

It has coordinated with local training institutions to train more than 900 captains, engineers and sailors.

Fishing vessels have been equipped with long-distance communication machines, contributing to ensuring information at sea, reducing damage caused by natural disasters and helping fishermen contact others.

The locality has also provided assistance for fishermen helping them pay the initial interest rate of their loans for newly-built ships. It has so far doled out 9 billion VND (423,000 USD) for this purpose.

Nghe An has also carried out activities to increase fishermen’s awareness of safe fishing practices, including the dangers and damage caused by using explosives, and supported them in seeking new and more lucrative fishing grounds.-VNA