Hue: Lack of young human resources for offshore fishing
08/04/2022 13:48 GMT+7
The catch at the beginning of the year was not stable, the price of gasoline kept going up, the fishermen who went offshore fishing faced difficulties because of the lack of young labor, needed 10 people for a trip to sea, but now there are only 5-6. brothers on board.
After the Lunar New Year, the fishermen of Thua Thien – Hue province excitedly equipped with new and modern fishing gear to celebrate the departure of the army to start the fishing season after a long rest. However, many owners of long-term offshore fishing in large fishing grounds are facing many difficulties because petrol prices have increased too much, while the output of seafood at the beginning of the year is less than in previous years. The purchase price is not high.
|Large-capacity fishing vessels docked at Thuan An fishing port (Hue City).|
Thuan An fishing port (Hue City) these days is no longer bustling and bustling like every year due to the few fishing boats coming ashore.
“Currently, gasoline prices are expensive while productivity is low, each trip to the sea is not enough to pay for, so we have to consider and hesitate before going to a big fishing ground,” said a fishing boat owner living in Thuan An ward. Hue City) said.
According to Mr. Nguyen Tri V. (residing in Phu Hai commune, Phu Vang district), since the beginning of this year, the fishing productivity has been low, so the income is low, the young workers are healthy, they go to other jobs to earn more money, which makes the source of resources more expensive. Lack of labor, on average, each of his ships to sea must have 10 people or more, but the last trip was only 6 brothers.
|Large-capacity fishing vessels lie ashore due to rising gasoline prices and reaching out to sea to collect revenue not enough to cover expenses.|
|Fishing vessels lack labor resources to work at sea.|
With his father repairing the family’s boat at Tu Hien fishing port (Phu Loc district), a young fisherman shared that at the beginning of the year, everyone invested in fishing gear ready to go out, but could return 1-2 trips. ashore, hesitated because the seafood was low, the price was low, the source of income decreased, while the price of gasoline increased continuously after Tet, making the trip to make up for a lot of losses. “Lost, but still have to go to sea a few trips like that to keep workers,” he said.
According to the fishermen in the coastal areas, early this year fishing near the shore is the most effective because of its low cost and good yield; purchasing price is not high but still stable.
|Inspect and repair fishing vessels to ensure safety before going out to sea to catch seafood.|
|A fisherman is repairing a boat at the fishing port of Phu Hai commune (Phu Vang district, Thua Thien – Hue province).|
Talk to PV InfonetMr. Nguyen Van Giau – Vice Chairman of Thuan An Town People’s Committee (Hue City) said that currently, it is not the peak season for fishing, so it is not clear whether there is a shortage of labor resources or not. However, at the beginning of the year, gasoline prices increased and the main fishing season did not come, causing low catches, some boats lying on the shore could not go to sea.
Also according to Mr. Nguyen Van Giau, there are a number of ships that have difficulty doing business, do not guarantee income for workers, so they do not have a regular source of labor, leading to a lack of workers because of the income of secondary workers. depends on effective and productive fishing.
|Some ships at Tu Hien fishing port (Phu Loc district, Thua Thien – Hue province).|
The Sub-department of Irrigation of Thua Thien – Hue province informed that there are about 500 large-capacity vessels fishing offshore in Thua Thien – Hue province and about 4,000 workers working offshore every year.
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