The United Nations (UN) established World Tuna Day on May 2 to raise awareness about the importance of tuna and to promote more sustainable fishing practices. It was observed for the first time in 2017.
On May 18, 2019. Fishing and Living in cooperation with the Vietnam Tuna Association and with the support of the international buyer ANOVA celebrated World Tuna Day with local tuna fishermen and their families.
The activities took place at Dong Tac Fishing Port, Phu Yen with the participation of more than 40 fishermen and their children. The aim was to share our knowledge of the tuna fishing industry in Vietnam and information about sustainable fishing and environmental protection.
The group was very lively and enthusiastic. The first part of the day covered general information of Vietnam’s tuna industry. Then, a session was organized to talk about protected, threatened and endangered species. Lastly, we talk about marine debris and their impact on the ocean.
Fisherman Le Hung said, “I am very happy to join, I know that sharks and dolphins are slow growth and late sexual maturity, very long reproductive cycles, so if we catch them, they can be extinction.”
Ms. Tran Thi Huong who is a net repairer at Dong Tac fishing ports shared: “I understand how garbage affects the sea, I will try to advise some sisters in here, do not litter garbage in a wrong place and protect the environment.”
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