Taiwan Straits Network May 29th According to Fujian Daily, in the morning of the 22nd, Chen Ying, a fisherman in Gongxi Village, Xiapu County, went to sea again. Instead of fishing, he carried eight tourists from Shanghai to the sea for sightseeing.
Chen Ying, who had followed his father's generations to go fishing in the sea, never expected that one day his income would be linked to the accustomed island scenery in front of him.
Things need to start from the summer of 2013. At the time of the fishing season, he received a call from a friend who was resting at home, "Aying, are you interested in traveling together?"
The word "tourism" is undoubtedly unfamiliar to Chen Ying who has fished for half his life. With the mentality of playing tickets, Chen Ying agreed. Unexpectedly, this job is 5 years. With the arrival of tourists, with the support of the township government, the village committee organized fishermen to set up multiple tourism service teams.
"Because the peak tourist season is mainly from June to the end of September, the tourism industry provides new ways to increase income for fishermen during the off-season." Chen Ying said that most of his tourism service team's main business is fishing, but When the fishing season is closed, everyone changes and becomes a tour guide. Chen Ying, who can drive a boat, is responsible for taking tourists to the sea for sightseeing.
"Over the years, as the beauty of the island township has been known by more and more people, the number of tourists has increased every year. Last year, from June to September, I made 20,000 by sightseeing with donkey groups. Diversified. There will be more tourists visiting the island town this year, and my income will go up. "Chen Ying said with a smile.
Liu Jiangping, a fisherman in Gongdong Village, Island Township, is now the head of a tourism team. Liu Jiangping proudly said that the island township is located in the southeast waters of Xiapu County and is surrounded by the sea. It is composed of 43 islands, such as Xiyang Island, Fuying Island, and Shijiri Islands. It is full of sunshine, beaches, and waves. When he was happy, he improvised a "poem": Xiapu Scenic Island Township, with clear water and waves, and the sunny sunshine of the Maldives, and the soft beaches of Bali. live.
Fu Jingmin, member of the propaganda committee of the Island Township Party Committee, said that with the improvement of living standards, the island has become an important destination for people to relax, sightseeing, summer recuperation, and return to nature. The geographical environment of the island township is unique and it is very suitable for developing island tours. In recent years, the township government has actively guided fishermen to develop tourism services during the fishing off-season. Today, the island township has more than 2,000 people engaged in tourism-related industries. Last year, tourism industry income reached more than 43 million yuan, and island tourism has become the main way for local fishermen to increase their income and become rich.