The photo set named “The profession of squid farming in seaweed season” by Tran Bao Hoa has won a Silver Medal in the realistic photo category of the Vietnam Art Photo Contest 2020. The contest is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Association of Photographic Artists on October 14 in Hanoi.
About the inspiration behind the photo set, Hoa said: “The set of photos is an interesting experience, not only in the photographic process but also in broadening my knowledge about the farming of squid that few people have heard of before. The process of showing the mutual relationship between people and nature, honoring the people who protect nature inspires me to compose the set. I feel excited and satisfied with this set of photos.”
The photo set named “The profession of squid farming in seaweed season” taken by photographer Tran Bao Hoa recorded the process of catching fish to feed for squid, raising squid at cages, and exporting mature squid. The picture above is a scene of catching squid in the area where seaweeds are concentrated in Nhon Hai commune, about 30 km from the center of Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh. (Photo: VN Express)
The process of pulling the net to catch natural squid seed to raise is done carefully to ensure that it does not affect the seaweed ecosystem. This type of seaweed, which reproduces and develops naturally in the waters of Nhon Hai, often stick to coral reefs and underwater rocks. (Photo: VN Express)
Farmers dive deep underwater to remove their nets to avoid damaging the seaweed. Fish such as eel and cobia are caught and processed as food for squid. (Photo: VN Express)
“The seaweed season from April to August every year is the best time to raise squid. Squid captured from the natural environment must be very carefully raised ”, said Mr. Quan, a man with many years of experience in raising squid. (Photo: VN Express)
The work of catching raw fish to make food for squid. The squid farming requires a lot of work and meticulousness. The squid is fed at 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. so the process of making food must be done a few hours in advance. (Photo: VN Express)
Before feeding the squid, it is necessary to make sure the squid cage has no problems. (Photo: VN Express)
Squid is raised in cages with quantities from about 40 to 80 individuals. (Photo: VN Express)
The fisherman’s bright smile with successful squid raising results. (Photo: VN Express)
On December 9, the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations (HAUFO), in collaboration with the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports and Hoan Kiem district, organized an exciting cycling journey to promote friendship.
The Ho Chi Minh City branch of the Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) Friendship Association is committed to organizing even more cultural exchange events to foster greater mutual understanding and support between the people of both nations.