Ca Mau's fishing villages prepare for Tet

Update: 17:07 | 10/01/2018
One month ahead of the lunar New Year Festival or Tet, fishing villages in Ca Mau are busy preparing their special product for Tet market: dried siamese gourami or Trichogaster pectoralis.
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Used to be found in river, Siamese gourami was first bred by farmers in Ca Mau in 2010.
ca maus fishing villages prepare for tet
Siamese gourami is mainly bred in Tran Van Thoi district.
ca maus fishing villages prepare for tet
In 2011, Ca Mau province’s “U Minh dried Siamese gourami” brand was recognized by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam and is currently owned by Tran Van Thoi district’s Farmers’ Association.
ca maus fishing villages prepare for tet
The recognition has strongly promoted Ca Mau’s dried Siamese gourami brand.
ca maus fishing villages prepare for tet
In Khanh Hung commune and Tran Van Thoi town (Tran Van Thoi district), dried Siamese gourami is the local households’ major source of incomes.
ca maus fishing villages prepare for tet
The local people make dried Siamese gourami for sale all year round.
ca maus fishing villages prepare for tet
Supplies get increased as Tet approaches and this is also the local people’s main harvest.
ca maus fishing villages prepare for tet
This trade has generated jobs for many local women.
ca maus fishing villages prepare for tet
Prices of dried Siamese gourami vary between VND150,000 and VND300,000 (US$7- US$15) per kilo, depending on different species.
ca maus fishing villages prepare for tet
The prices are said to get higher in the last months of the lunar year.
ca maus fishing villages prepare for tet
Ca Mau people are expected to earn high profits from making dried Siamese gourami this year to enjoy happier Tet celebrations.
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(Source: vov.vn)