The main livelihood are shipbuilding, food and textile industry and fishing.
Traditional fishing livelihood has allowed here to grow one of Europe’s largest fish-processing plants.
In the Danube town there is an archeological museum and a museum of the Danube delta with an aquarium.
Tulcea Lake Chupperka is a prelude to the Danube delta, and an interesting natural-science museum with an aquarium presenting the flora and fauna in the Danube sea influx.
The Vadul Sakogilar fishing village has a very strong anaphora – backwater of the Danube.