Co To and Quan Lan are some of the islands in northeastern Vietnam’s waters. They are not only favorite tourist destinations but also a hub of fisheries in the region.
Visiting fishing villages on the islands off the northern province of Quang Ninh, tourists can be inspired by fishermen’s livelihoods. They, of course, are proficient at offshore fishing. Moreover, they can earn a living by doing other things. They go to the wholesale market in the early morning to buy and sell aqua products. From noon, they are seen at ports, working as a motorbike taxi driver. They also do loading and unloading works apart from net mending, among others.
In the late afternoon, the fishermen with tanned skin sit together on the boat side to chitchat, celebrating a hard-working day.