Fishermen from Pho Quang Commune, Duc Pho District, Quang Ngai Province earn millions of VND every night from harvesting baby lobsters since the Tet holidays.
|Young lobsters harvested in Quang Ngai Province (Source: baoquangngai)|
Each boat harvests 50 to 300 young lobsters priced VND80,000-380,000 (US$3.8-18) each receiving a total of about VND7-15 million (US$333-714) in profit.
Vo Long Dinh, a local fisherman, profited as much as VND26 million (US$1,233) after one night’s harvest.
High profit from this species has prompted hundreds of fishing boats to venture out to the sea to find the commodity.
People in the neighboring province of Binh Dinh also gain much profit from young lobsters. Each boat can catch 20 to 30 a night.
Fishermen in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh harvested a total of about 200,000 ones selling for VND95,000-350,000 each (US$4.5-16.6) since end of January.