The Phu Quoc Fish Sauce Association received a decision from the People's Committee of Kien Giang province on August 18 in recognition of Phu Quoc fish sauce as a traditional craft.
|A craftsman put fish into a barrel to make fish sauce. Photo by Goddy
In addition, the fish sauce making village on Phu Quoc Island has been recognised as a traditional craft village.
Huynh Quang Hung, Vice Chairman of Phu Quoc district People's Committee, said that Phu Quoc fish sauce is the first product of Vietnam to receive the EU Certificate of Protected Designation of Origin of Phu Quoc (PDO "Phu Quoc"), demonstrating the great attention of the authorised agencies and Kien Giang province to the craft of making Phu Quoc fish sauce.
Hung noted that the People's Committee of Phu Quoc district will consider the planning of a construction site for concentrated fish sauce production facilities to ensure the sustainability of the traditional craft, as well as helping to improve and preserve the quality of Phu Quoc fish sauce.
Furthermore, the Phu Quoc fish sauce craft village will become one of the typical tourist sites of Phu Quoc Island.
Phu Quoc fish sauce has over 200 years of formation and development. Currently, there are more than 50 fish sauce producers on Phu Quoc Island, producing approximately 30 million litres of fish sauce annually, with a total annual revenue of VND600 billion (US$26.4 million) and creating jobs for thousands of local people.Nhan Dan