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Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Danh said the locality will pay attention to marine economic development based on green growth and biodiversity conservation.

The province will focus on restructuring the marine economy, developing science-technology and marine human resources, protecting the environment and coping with climate change and rising sea levels, Danh, who is also Chairman of the provincial People’s Council said.

It aims to reduce the number of inshore fishing vessels by 30 percent and establish a chain of connectivity from supplying materials to transportation of products, processing and sales. 

In addition, it will develop brackish water aquaculture by applying environmentally friendly technology.

Tien Giang is interested in promoting marine tourism and services, developing coastal industry and improving commercial infrastructure to form economic, industrial and coastal ecological urban areas.

With a coast of 32km, Tien Giang has potential to develop aquaculture and marine tourism. 

The province now has 1,047 offshore fishing vessels, 330 logistics fishing ones, two fishing ports, and 15 shipbuilding facilities.

The total output of seafood each year surpasses 101,000 tonnes./.

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