The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang has caught nearly 23,000 tonnes of seafood since early this year, up nearly 3 percent year-on-year, said acting Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Van Hoa.
The province strives to bring ashore 98,000 tonnes of seafood for domestic and foreign consumption this year, he said.
Fishing is the main livelihood for the populations in the coastal districts of Go Cong Dong, Go Cong Tay, Tan Phu Dong, Go Cong township and My Tho city.
The province is currently home to more than 1,300 fishing vessels, 994 of them are able to go for deep-sea fishing.
My Tho and Vam Lang fishing ports, part of the national fishing port system, have handled some 10,000 tonnes of fish and shrimp from more than 2,000 fishing vessels since the beginning of this year.
In Vam Lang township, Go Cong Dong district, a seafood processing village has been built, accommodating 120 facilities and about 900 households specialised in purchasing and processing seafood into dried produce or fish sauce serving domestic and foreign markets.