With the COVID-19 outbreak in south-central provinces, fish catches have been negatively impacted. However, local fishermen are reporting that fish catches are gradually recovering.
Increased Demand from Tourists
Liên, a seafood trader in Bình Thuận province, reports that seafood consumption has increased in recent days due to the return of tourists to Phan Thiết. She notes that the Phan Thiết fishing port has been busy with fishermen bringing many kinds of seafood, such as yellow stripe trevally, mackerel, squid, and other local species from the sea.
Increased Profits for Fishermen
Fisherman Nam in La Gi commune of Bình Thuận province has seen an increase in fish prices and profits. He mentions that petrol and oil costs were low, and the catch was big, and seafood prices have increased.
Opportunities for More Profits
The author reports that provinces such as herrings, shrimp, shellfish, scallop, and speck are appearing in many areas. Fishermen are entering the South Fish Season, and the prices of petrol and oil are low, providing opportunities for more profit.
Preparing to Fish Tuna
Fishermen in neighbouring Phu Yên province are getting ready to fish tuna as the COVID-19 situation in the Republic of Korea and China is under control, and import demand is expected to gradually recover.