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A day of Tan Thang’s fishermen

Text & photos by Ngo Vinh Phu

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Tan Thang, a tranquil fishing village in Ham Tan District, Binh Thuan Province, has a history spanning 300 years. With more than 10,000 residents across 2,400 households, many are fishermen whose ancestors migrated from the north-central province of Quang Tri before 1975. Let’s dive into the rhythms of their daily lives in this peaceful fishing haven.
Basket boats are also a common sight here
The day sets sail at 3 a.m.
A quick onboard breakfast sets the pace
Fisherman Tran Duc Quang, a skilled diver, spends hours underwater catching fish
Fisherman Tran Duc Quang, a skilled diver, spends hours underwater catching fish
Fresh catches of fish and seafood are prepped for sale
Fresh catches of fish and seafood are prepped for sale
Fresh catches of fish and seafood are prepped for sale
After a day’s hard work, a moment of relaxation for the fishermen
Cleaning fishing gear and mending nets are routine tasks post-sea voyage
Cleaning fishing gear and mending nets are routine tasks post-sea voyage
A picturesque view of Tan Thang’s fishing village
A young child following in his father’s footsteps for the future

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