Vietnam is striving for the goal of having 184 fishing ports by 2050

The system of fishing ports and storm shelters for fishing boats belongs to the seafood infrastructure system, playing an important role in the sustainable development of the seafood industry.

According to the plan which is drafted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and is being circulated among ministries, sectors and localities for feedback, by 2050, Vietnam will have 184 fishing ports, meeting the total amount of seafood products passing through the port about 2.983 million tons/year and 160 anchorage areas to avoid storms for fishing vessels.

By 2030, Vietnam will have 176 fishing ports, including 37 first-class, 90 second-class, 49 third-class, capable of handling 2.96 million tonnes of fish annually, and 160 storm shelters for fishing vessels (comprising 30 regional and 130 provincial ones), capable of accommodating 90,600 boats.

In the period of 2021-2030, there will be important national projects to build 5 first-class fishing ports as dynamic fishing ports in major fisheries centers, including Bach Dang fishing port in Hai Phong city; Tho Quang fishing port in Da Nang city; Ba Bac fishing port in Khanh Hoa province; Go Gang fishing port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province and Tac Cau fishing port in Kien Giang province. At the same time, investment in building infrastructure and essential logistics services for fishing ports and other storm shelters is prioritized.

The system of fishing ports and storm shelters for fishing vessels belongs to the fishery infrastructure system, which plays an important role in the sustainable development of the fishery industry, especially in the fishing sector.

Over the years, the system of fishing ports and storm shelters has gradually grown in both quantity and scale, initially meeting the development goals in accordance with the approved planning, meeting the requirements of socio-economic development, ensuring national security and defense.

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This will contribute to international economic integration, combat illegal fishing (IUU), overcome the yellow card warning of the European Commission for Vietnamese caught marine products and help Vietnam’s fisheries have favorable opportunities to implement the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA); establish an important position and link in the value chain of the seafood industry to increase export turnover in the Vietnamese economy.

Compiled by Tra My