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Every early morning, hundreds of fishing boats carrying newly-caught seafood gather along the Tam Tien coast. Fishermen said that more than 15 years ago, Tam Tien was merely a place where boats docked. Later, when the number of fishing boats increased, a market was established and has become more bustling, Vnexpress reported.
In addition to motorboats, basket boats are also an efficient way to transport fish ashore.
4 am when it is still dark, the market starts to be bustling.
The fish market on Tam Tien beach in Nui Thanh district is about 15 km from Tam Ky city. The market is only held in the summer season and is the largest focal point selling seafood in Quang Nam province.
From Tam Ky city center, tourists ride along DT614 road towards Tam Thanh beach to meet a junction. From here, going about 6-7 km on the right to reach the market.
The market offers a variety of seafood ranging from anchovies, tunas to shrimp, crabs, squid, etc.
"The busy working atmosphere at the market is a source of inspiration for me to take these photos,” said Tran Minh Tri, the author of this photo set.
Barrels of anchovies are sold to traders or taken for drying. Fishermen said there were days they could catch 1-2 tons of anchovies and Decapterus.
Fresh squids are displayed for sale at the market. Squid is believed to contain a lot of nutrients.
The seafood’s selling price differs depending on each type of seafood. On holidays, the selling prices are higher than that of normal days.
Many local people build fish-steaming furnaces or fish-drying facilities so that seafood can be quickly consumed.
After midnight, hundreds of small traders flock to Ben Do fish market to buy seafood from fishermen who have just landed ashore.
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