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Vietnam to have 173 fishing ports by 2030

By Nam Nguyen

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HCMC – Vietnam plans to establish 173 fishing ports and 160 storm shelters for fishing vessels by 2030, aiming to handle nearly three million tons of seafood annually and provide safe mooring for 90,600 boats, according to a new government decision.

The plan, approved by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on July 3, outlines the development of these infrastructure facilities as crucial components of the country’s fisheries and socio-economic systems. This initiative is part of Decision No. 582/QD-TTg, detailing the planning for fishing ports and storm shelters for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision extending to 2050.

The decision emphasizes the strategic importance of fishing ports and storm shelters in bolstering effective fisheries exploitation, economic growth, and social welfare. It also aims to improve the living standards of local communities, ensure food safety, reduce post-harvest losses, and enhance international integration and climate resilience.

The infrastructure will be designed to process 2.98 million tons of seafood per year, covering both marine and aquaculture products. The plan includes the establishment of storm shelters to ensure the safety of fishing vessels across various localities.

From 2021 to 2025, efforts will focus on completing infrastructure at five key fishing centers and regional storm shelters, particularly in areas with high vessel traffic. Projects will also extend to fishing ports and storm shelters on island routes.

Five major fishing centers will be developed as part of the plan. The Haiphong Fishing Center will be linked to the Gulf of Tonkin fishing grounds, located in Lap Le Commune, Thuy Nguyen District, Haiphong City. The Danang Fishing Center will be associated with the East Sea and Hoang Sa fishing grounds, situated in Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Danang City.

The Khanh Hoa Fishing Center will be connected to the south-central and Truong Sa fishing grounds, located in Cam Linh Ward, Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province. The Ba Ria-Vung Tau Fishing Center will be linked to the southeast fishing grounds, situated in Long Son Commune, Vung Tau City, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.

The Kien Giang Fishing Center will be associated with the southwest fishing grounds, located in Tay Yen A Commune, An Bien District and Binh An Commune, Chau Thanh District, Kien Giang Province.

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