Kien Giang Fishermen Receive Support to Resume Activities | Society
Kien Giang (VNA) – Fishermen from Kien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta have resumed their vessels offshore to fish, resuming their operations at sea as COVID-19[female[feminine has been brought under control.
As part of efforts to support local fishermen, Kien Giang has created favorable conditions for the operation of seafood production, purchasing and processing facilities, while asking the health sector to step up COVID-19 vaccination for workers in the fishing industry.
Local licensed agencies have offered assistance to fishing vessel owners to modernize their vessels to improve seafood storage capacity and improve the quality of their products.
Provincial People’s Committee chairman Lam Minh Thanh said the committee called on departments and sectors to coordinate closely to help local fishermen operate at sea in the long term, while effectively implementing development policies. fishing and stabilizing product prices.
The province called on the commercial banking system to support struggling fishing companies and vessel owners. The locality has asked the State Bank of Vietnam to propose to the government to take measures to freeze and reschedule the debts of fishing owners affected by the pandemic. Kien Giang also commissioned the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to design plans to recover the fishing industry
after the pandemic, he said.
Kien Giang is one of the coastal towns that are strong in fishing with a large fleet of fishing boats. Currently, the province has completed the installation of the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) on 99.15 percent of local fishing vessels with a length of 15 m. /.