The international Vietnam Aquaculture Expo and Forum 2017 kicked off in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on October 25, attracting over 70 domestic and foreign exhibitors.
The event, themed “Aquaculture – profitable and sustainable trade”, featured eight important contents, including manufacturing and supply of aquatic varieties, nutrition and feed technology in aquaculture, epidemic diseases control and environment in aquaculture, among others.
Tran Thi Thu Ha, Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fisheries Association, said among the total water surface area of more than 1.7 million ha, over 1 million ha is used for aquaculture.
However, the sector is facing challenges such as epidemic diseases, climate change, shortage of skilled workers, technology and trademark.
Vietnam is expected to earn 11 billion USD from fisheries export by 2020 with an average growth of 7-8 percent for the 2011-2020 period.
Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dao Anh Dung said the event affords agriculture and rural development sectors of cities and provinces and Can Tho in particular a chance to introduce technological advances in aquaculture exploitation and preservation.
The three-day event is expected to attract over 4,000 people from businesses and farms in 13 Mekong Delta cities and provinces and other localities./.