return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Fisherman catches a seal, asking for money from authorities

 VietNamNet Bridge - After discovering a 30kg seal in his fishing nets, about 3 km from Da Nang’s shore, a fisherman asked the local authorities for VND3 million ($150) of compensation for the torn net and for bringing the animal to shore.

VietNamNet Bridge - After discovering a 30kg seal in his fishing nets, about 3 km from Da Nang’s shore, a fisherman asked the local authorities for VND3 million ($150) of compensation for the torn net and for bringing the animal to shore.



{keywords}

 

On the morning of August 19, Mr. Ung Van Thuan, a fisherman in Hoa Khe Ward, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang city found out that his nets were torn while catching fish offshore. Following the track, Thuan saw a seal of about 30kg in weight, 1m long in his nets and was eating fish.

After taking the seal on shore, he brought the animal to the sand for curious people to come see. But fearing that the seal might die, he later tied the animal’s hind legs and locked it in a bamboo cage and dropped the cage in the water.

One person offered VND3.5 million to buy the seal but Thuan decided not to sell it, but to wait for the authorities.

The representatives of the Border Guard and the Fisheries Department of Da Nang encouraged Thuan to release the seal back to the ocean but he disagreed.

"The seals damaged my nets and ate my fish. Now if I release it into the sea, the authorities have to compensate for my torn nets and remuneration to me," Thuan said.

Mr. Duong Hien Dong, a senior official from the Da Nang Fisheries Department said that in accordance with the law, people who catch rare animals must voluntarily hand over the to the authorities to release them into the wild.

 

 

 

{keywords}

 

 

{keywords}

 

 

 

At 9.30am on Monday, August 19, Thuan did not release the seal yet. He claimed VND3 million ($150). Approximately one hour later, he agreed to release the animal, after being told that the arrest of a seal - a rare animal – is a violation of the law.

Local agencies released the seal about 30km from shore the same day.

On July 8, fisherman Nguyen Van Xu, 38, in Xuan Hoa Ward, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang city caught a seal in his fishing net. The seal is 0.8m long, 30kg in weight.

After putting the seal in a big bucket full of water, he handed the animal to the border guard authorities and release the seal back to the ocean although the seal damaged his net.

Xu was then rewarded by the Da Nang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for releasing a rare animal to the wild.

Mai Lan

MORE NEWS

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES DECEMBER 9

Human rights promoted in labour, social, gender equality aspects

Vietnam Airlines reopens regular flights to China from December 9

Vietnam Airlines' flight VN 502 departed from Ho Chi Minh City to Guangzhou at 9:55 am on December 9, marking the carrier's first regular commercial flight between Vietnam and China after a nearly three-year disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trial on Alibaba Company’s scam, money laundering begins

The People's Court of HCM City, on the morning of December 8, opened the Court of First Instance on the case of fraudulent appropriation of property and money laundering at Alibaba Real Estate Joint Stock Company, referred to as Alibaba Company.

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 9

VN attracts nearly US$500 million in start-up ecosystem in 9 months

Opening the Internet in Vietnam: a brave decision

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh said Vietnam could have opened the internet sooner but it needed to prepare well in technique, human resources, policies, and more importantly, ideology.

'Make in Vietnam' instrumental in going global

Digital technology industry as a bright spot in the economy with an industry-wide revenue of $148 billion, up 10 per cent against 2021.

'La Nina' likely to cause severe cold weather next month for third year running

The average temperature this month could be lower than the previous years by half a degree. Temperatures next month will be similar to previous years.

Two Vietnamese films up for consideration at Oscars

Two Vietnamese movies have been named among Animated, Documentary and International Features nominees for consideration at the 95th Academy Awards (Oscars), as announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

The firefighters who died for others

Four months have elapsed since the day the three firefighters of the Cau Giay District Police in Hanoi sacrificed themselves in service, but their parents, wives and children’s sadness has not subsided.

Reviving investors’ confidence key to restoring bond market health: experts

While it is urgent to tackle the liquidity problem, a fundamental solution is regaining investors’ confidence and stabilising the corporate bond market, experts said.

Prime Minister starts official visit to Luxembourg

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh landed at Findel Airport this morning (local time), starting his official visit to Luxembourg at the invitation of Luxembourger Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.

Vietnam co-hosts seminar on UNCLOS’s outcomes

Vietnam, in coordination with Greece, Egypt and Senegal, on December 8 hosted a workshop on achievements and challenges since the adoption of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 40 years ago.

EU, Vietnam urged to expand cooperation in tackling climate change

Vietnam and the EU should work together to accelerate the transition towards “a carbon-neutral, resource-efficient and circular economy” to tackle climate change, the European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries has said.

Young couple dream of introducing Vietnamese salt to the world

With their great love of traditional salt, Ho Van Vinh and Tran Thi Hong Tham want to bring rustic and traditional products of their homeland to the world.

Food-delivery apps need to focus on sustainable growth

By offering many promotions, food delivery apps can quickly gain market share, but they also end up creating unsustainable growth.
back_to_top