In each voyage, operating 5-15 nautical miles from the coast, a 2-person craft spending some 6 hours can catch up to 1 ton of sardinella or more. Sold at VND15,000-VND30,000 per kilogram during the season which lasts about 5 months, fishermen earn much profit.
A boat of fishermen in Quang Hai commune, Quang Xuong district, Thanh Hoa province, catch over 1 ton of sardinella after a night.
Machines are used to pull the boat onshore.
Each boat needs only 2 persons in catching the fish.
Men often catch fish and women often do the work onshore.
Traders buy sardinella onshore.
Fish are classified.