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Da Nang fisherman releases a 30 kg seal

Catching fish 5 km from the shore of the central city of Da Nang this morning, a fisherman discovered a seal caught in the net. He handed over the animal to the authorities to release it back to the ocean.

VietNamNet Bridge – Catching fish 5 km from the shore of the central city of Da Nang this morning, a fisherman discovered a seal caught in the net. He handed over the animal to the authorities to release it back to the ocean.


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The seal caught in Da Nang this morning.



At 5am this morning, fisherman Nguyen Van Xu, 38, a resident of Thanh Khe Tay Ward, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City, found a seal struggling in his net.

Xu carefully took the seal on board, put it in a large container and handed over the animal to the Phu Loc Border Station.

The seal is 0.8 m long, weighs 30 kg, listed in the group of rare animals.

By 8am, the border guards and the Da Nang Fisheries Division released the seal back to the sea. The Da Nang Fisheries Division’s representatives praised the fisherman’s act and asked the authorities to reward the fisherman.

Captain Bui Anh Tu, Phu Loc border station’s deputy chief, said this is the first time a seal has been caught in Da Nang. "Mr. Xu’s not-for-profit action is praiseworthy. His net was torn by the seal," Capt. Tu added.

Xuan Hai

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