Fishing on Hon Yen a cast apart

By Cao Ky Nhan, Huynh Phuong   May 27, 2020 | 05:30 pm GMT+7
Hon Yen Island in Phu Yen Province offers visitors an ideal excuse to get tangled up in local fishing culture.
Fishing on Hon Yen a cast apart

Hon Yen Island lies off Vietnam's easternmost province of Phu Yen, or 20 kilometers from Tuy Hoa, its capital town.

Cao Ky Nhan, a province native who lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, shot the “Beauty of Fishing Season in Hon Yen” series.

Fishing on Hon Yen a cast apart

Next to Hon Yen lies islands Hon Dun, Ban Than, Ganh Yen, Hon Choi, and Vung Choi, which form a "national tourism site" as recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2018.

Both Hon Yen and Hon Dun are located only 100 meters from land, enabling visitors to reach their shores on foot.

Fishing on Hon Yen a cast apart

Coastal waters offer ample amounts of squids, crabs, anchovies, and farmed lobsters.

Fishing on Hon Yen a cast apart

Phu Yen is considered the “capital” of lobster farming with over 119,000 designated cages. 

Fishing on Hon Yen a cast apart

The local fishing season lasts from May to August.

Fishing on Hon Yen a cast apart

Fishermen usually wait for anchovies to gather in shoals before capture.

Fishing on Hon Yen a cast apart

The line distinguishing predator and prey can seem blurry at times.

Fishing on Hon Yen a cast apart

90 horsepower fishing boats usually carry crews of around 10 to 13.

Fishing on Hon Yen a cast apart

At low tide coral reefs are exposed along with colorful starfish.

Fishing on Hon Yen a cast apart

Since all coral reefs are sensitive and vulnerable natural resources, local authorities advise against walking on their surfaces, which could deform or kill them, destroying the habitats of many marine species.

After exploring Hon Yen, visitors can discover other famous landscapes and historical sites along the coast like Ghenh Da Dia, Cu Lao Mai Nha, Hon Chua, Bai Xep and Bai Mon.

 
 
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