Mekong Delta fishermen catch huge draught of fish

After several days out at sea, fishermen in the Mekong delta provinces of Ca Mau and Bac Lieu have returned with huge hauls of shrimps and fish.

A woman drying khoai fish (Source:

Fishing trips since the beginning of the year have resulted in high profits in Bac Lieu Province. A single fishing trip of eight or 10 days yields a net profit of VND30-40 million.

Shrimp fishing boats spend about 60-75 days out at sea and the average income per trip yields VND600-800 million.

Over 120 boats have arrived at Song Doc and Khanh Hoi ports in Ca Mau Province, each bringing about a tonne of khoai fish (bummalo).

Several fishermen are preparing to head out to sea as this is peak khoai fish season.

A kilogram of khoai fish is currently fetching a high rate of VND60,000, but supply still cannot meet demand in Ca Mau Province.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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