Quang Ngai has 4,242 fishing boats, of which 1,743 trawlers regularly go fishing at high sea. In fact, during trawlers' operations at sea, there are many difficulties and dangers facing fishermen due to natural disasters, storms, and engine failures, among others.

Since 2023, around 70 natural disasters, accidents, incidents, and fires have occurred in Quang Ngai province, causing 40 trawlers to be sunk, damaged, and 37 crew-members dead, missing, injured, and more. Therefore, accompanying fishermen and becoming their firm fulcrum are considered important political missions by the provincial Border Guard Command.

Over the past years, the Quang Ngai provincial Border Guard Command has actively implemented Directive 01/CT-TTg of the Prime Minister on calling on all people to participate in protecting national sovereignty and border security in the current context.

Handing over a national flag to fishermen in Quang Ngai

In the past, Quang Ngai province was on the list of provinces with a number of trawlers fishing illegally in foreign waters. In order to remove the “yellow card” of the European Commission, the provincial Border Guard Command promoted dissemination work while addressing any cases of violation.

In 2024, the Quang Ngai provincial Border Guard Command continues to take comprehensive measures, in coordination with local authorities and functional organs to strictly manage the maritime border areas, so as to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

In addition, the unit has also conducted practical activities to assist fishermen in fishing at sea, such as sending forces and vehicles to the rescue of trawlers in distress at sea; worked with the Military Industry-Telecoms Group (Viettel) to install software and equipment to manage and monitor trawlers at sea, and more.

Translated by Chung Anh