The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the province has put forth a proposal to encompass the beautiful southern seas of Ly Son Island, the Binh Phu and Binh Chau coasts, Sa Huynh's Pho Khanh, Pho Thanh, and Pho Chau coasts, Tinh Khe-Nghia An coasts, as well as the coastal areas of Duc Pho Town.
Approximately 35,000 hectares, which accounts for more than 12% of the coastal regions, have been designated for a temporary fishing ban.
The agricultural sector of Quang Ngai has suggested to the province that they should establish a conservation zone called Ganh Yen in Binh Son District. This proposed initiative aims to safeguard the area's coral reefs, seaweed, and endangered species.
A suggestion was made to implement a 30-day prohibition on seafaring activities in coastal regions, starting from May 1st and ending on May 30th. Additionally, there is a proposal for a 3-month prohibition on engaging in highly invasive practices to capture seafood, which would be effective from March 1st to May 30th.
As part of their annual initiatives, the province will focus on breeding species that hold significant economic value, as well as those that are native and currently endangered. Additionally, efforts will be dedicated to restoring coral reefs, along with various other measures.
According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the sea regions in Quang Ngai are home to approximately 1,298 aquaculture species, out of which 36 are classified as endangered. The sustainable harvest capacity is estimated at approximately 83,600 tons, with coastal areas contributing over 28,000 tons. However, despite these numbers, the annual seafood harvest exceeds expectations, reaching over 91,000 tons, with coastal areas accounting for 48,500 tons.