Addressing the festival, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam underscored his conviction that Phu Yen should take the lead and steer the country on the right course to fully exploit the marine industry to its fullest for the benefit of all Vietnamese people.
Over the years, Vietnamese fishermen have made great contributions to building the homeland and protecting the national sovereignty of sea and islands, he added.
The festival will help fully expose the seafood industry’s creativity and determination and provide a much needed boost to Phu Yen and coastal provinces towards a more rapid and sustainable marine economy, he concluded.
Roughly 150 artists from art troupes in the coastal central and central highlands provinces are participating in the event featuring the images of Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) islands.
The event also offers an opportunity to develop aquaculture, protect Vietnam’s sovereignty and promote tangible and intangible cultural heritages.