Vietnam to have 173 fishing ports by 2030

Monday, 08/07/2024 16:49
By 2030, the country will have 173 fishing ports, including 39 of level 1, which are capable of handling about 2.98 million tonnes in total each year, and 160 storm shelters capable of accommodating about 90,600 fishing vessels.
Fishing boat anchored on shore after a trip. (Photo: VASEP)

The Government leader on July 3 issued Decision 582/QD-TTg approving the plan on the national system of fishing ports and storm shelters for fishing vessels for 2021 – 2030, with a vision to 2050, according to Vietnam News Agency.

The plan clearly states that fishing ports and storm shelters for fishing vessels are an important part of the fisheries infrastructure and socio-economic infrastructure, identified as one of three strategic breakthroughs to be invested in to serve effective fisheries exploitation, socio-economic development and ensure social security, associated with improving the material and spiritual life of the people.

The plan’s objectives are to consolidate and modernize the fisheries sector’s infrastructure, meet logistics needs, ensure food safety and hygiene, reduce post-harvest losses, ensure safety for vessels and fishermen, raise the efficiency of fisheries management, step up international integration, adapt to climate change, protect the environment and the marine ecosystem, and contribute to ensuring national defence and security.

This fishing port system ensures throughput of 2.98 million tons of seafood a year (including 100% of exploited seafood output and a part of marine aquaculture output). Along with that a system of storm shelters will be formed for local fishing vessels to safely anchor and shelter from storms.

The Government will focus on completing Level-1 fishing ports at five big fisheries centers and storm shelters for fishing vessels. They will become crucial links in the global aquatic product value chain, with high competitiveness.

According to the Plan, in 2021 - 2030, five large synchronous fishing centers will be invested in the system of fishing ports, storm shelters for fishing vessels, seafood infrastructure and logistics services in the northern city of Hai Phong, the central city of Da Nang, the south central province of Khanh Hoa, the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, and the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang./.