Tam Thanh commune, Quảng Nam Province has debuted its first fish sauce co-operative, aiming to make traditional crafts marketable and profitable.
The province’s first fish sauce co-operative aims to boost fish sauce production and seafood processing in a safe and sustainable maner and offer eco-tour services.
As planned, the commune will produce 150,000 litres of fish sauce and 100 tonnes of dried and fresh seafood each year with an estimated revenue of VND 5 billion (USD 221,000).
The commune, 10km east of the provincial capital Tam Kỳ City, is home to about 6,000 people in seven villages standing along a 6km stretch of unspoilt beach. It is the first commune in Việt Nam to have colourful murals painted on its moss-covered walls by artists from Korea. The murals village attracts 500 tourists each day, and 2,000 young off-road travellers and back-packers visit the site each weekend.
Earlier this year, Tam Kỳ City and Tam Thanh Commune launched a community-based art space as part of a tourism development pilot project.