More than four million pregnant blue swimmer crabs on Monday were released into the sea off Phú Quốc Island in an effort to recover fishery resources in the area.
Quảng Trọng Thao, deputy director of the Kiên Giang Province Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the release was part of Việt Nam Sea and Island Week, World Environment Day on June 5, and World Ocean Day (June 8).
The activities’ goals are to protect aquatic resources and contribute to the maintenance of biodiversity and sustainable development of the sea.
The crabs were released by staff of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in cooperation with Kiên Giang Province’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Enterprises and traders of crabs in Kiên Giang paid for the crabs.