Fishermen celebrate first sailing of New Lunar Year
A sailing festival took place in the Central province of Quang Ngai’s Sa Huynh port on February 18 to mark the first day at sea of local fishermen in the lunar year.
A fishing vessel during a first sailing festival
Sa Huynh port is located in Pho Thanh commune, Duc Pho district.
As a pray for a new year of favorable weather and bumper harvests, the festival featured traditional singing by local fishermen, namely Sac Bua and Ba Trao.
At the event, dozens of fishing vessels set sail in the sound of drums.
About 65 percent of Pho Thanh’s population are fishermen, who operate more than 1,000 fishing ships.
In 2017, Pho Thanh fishermen fished over 45,000 tons of kinds of fish.
Also the same day, in the early morning, people in Duc Trach commune in the Central province of Quang Binh were filled with joy as their boats were full of sardines in their first inshore fishing in the Lunar New Year.
A local fisherman said the fish is highly favored by consumers, with prices now reaching between VND 50,000 and 100,000 per kg, up 20 -30 percent from its normal prices./.
( VNF/VNA )