According to Bình Định sub-department of Fisheries (under the provincial department of Agriculture and Rural development), the output of wild-caught aquatic species reached 2,500 tons within 23-28 January, leaving the cumulative sum of 9,700 tons, up 48% from last year. The exploited ocean tuna was estimated to be 800 tons, leaving the cumulative sum of 1,000 tons, up 42.8% as compared to the same period last year.
Regardless of the cold weather during Tet Holiday, the seafood exploitation went quite well with total 1,350 fishing boats setting forth and 7,800 fishermen spending their Tet Holiday out in the sea.
960 tuna catching boats were operating in the Paracel and Spratly Islands territory, DK1 rigs; 120 gillnet boats and 270 squid fishing boats were operating in the fishing grounds of Southeast and Westeast.
As planned, those active boats would come back home in turns from 8-14 January (lunar calendar) while the others were preparing for their first trips on 4-16 January (lunar calendar).