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Tien Giang (VNA) – The southern province of Tien Giang has developed a fleet of offshore fishing vessels in order to create jobs for workers at sea and affirm sea and island sovereignty. 

With a coastline of 32km, Tien Giang is home to localities with long tradition in fishing such as Go Cong township, Go Cong Dong and Tan Phu Dong districts and My Tho city, attracting tens of thousands of skilled workers.

Other industries such as seafood processing, aquatic products and dried seafood also contributed to boosting local economic growth and ensuring social welfare.

In order to sustainably tap aquatic products, the province has encouraged building high-capacity vessels equipped with modern technology and capable of going fishing offshore.

Infrastructure for fishing logistics services such as ports and storm-proof wharves have also been upgraded. Two of its ports, My Tho and Vam Lang, are among national fishing ports.

Last year, the province dealt with more than 260 petitions asking for support from fishermen.

Traditional fishing grounds of local fishermen include the Truong Sa archipelago, DK1 platform, and west sea area.

This year, the province strives to tap more than 102,000 tonnes of fish and shrimps.-VNA