Fisherman Nguyen Van Cuong and his wife early Thursday caught a nearly 50 kilogram turtle while fishing in the Lam River, Nghi Xuan district, the north central province of Ha Tinh.
|The 50 kilogram turtle on the boat of Mr. Cuong on March 2 (Photo: SGGP)|
The couple then took the turtle aboard to take care of and informed local authorities to do procedures to release the turtle back to the natural environment.
Mr. Cuong said that he had been fishing in the river for the last ten years but that was the fist time he saw such a big rare turtle.
Before releasing the turtle, the People’s Committee of Nghi Xuan district decided to give Mr. Cuong’s family a financial assistance of VND3 million (US$131) to repair his fishing net tore by the turtle.