Fisheries will be developed into an important economic sector of the nation by 2030, according to the strategy for fisheries development through 2030, with a vision toward 2045.
|A whiteleg shrimp farm in Binh Dinh province__Photo: Nguyen Linh/VNA|
According to the strategy, which was approved under the Prime Minister Decision 339 dated March 11, the sector will have to focus on developing large commodity production in combination with industrialization and modernization, intensifying the application of high technologies to production, restructuring production so as to improve national productivity, and building prestigious trademarks.
The strategy sets targets of 3-4 percent growth in annual fisheries production value, with a total output topping 9.8 million tons, including 7 million tons from aquaculture and 2.8 million tons from fishing, and an export revenue of USD 14-16 billion by 2030.
Furthermore, the sector aims to generate jobs for over 3.5 million workers, with a per-capita income equal to the national level. Meanwhile, fishing villages in coastal areas will be built into civilized communities that have rich spiritual life in connection with the building of new-style rural areas.
Under the strategy, the sector is envisioned to become a deep processing center and enter the world’s top three producers and exporters of aquatic products by 2045.
In the coming time, sea reserves will be established or expanded in tandem with eco-tourism development and new countryside building. Meanwhile, breeding areas and migration routes of aquatic creatures will be strictly managed and protected.
Fishing quota will be allocated in order to reduce then put an end to activities that destroy aquatic resources, while priority will be given to the farming of aquatic products of high economic value.
In addition, the country will accelerate the delegation of management to community-based organizations in coastal and inland water areas.- (VLLF)