Aquaculture Vietnam 2019 kicks off in Can Tho

Wednesday, 2019-10-16 17:15:23
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NDO/VNA – The Aquaculture Vietnam 2019 opened in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on October 16, drawing more than 100 firms from over 20 countries and territories.

The international exhibition and conference on Vietnam’s aquaculture sector, the second of its kind, is jointly held by UBM Asia Ltd which is an affiliate of Informa Market Asia, the Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS) and the International Collaborating Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability (ICAFIS).

During the event, new technology and services for the fisheries sector will be introduced while several conferences will be held with the participation of many experts to give firms the chance to introduce their products and services to customers.

In her opening remark, UBM Asia’s Group Director Rose Chitanuwat said Vietnam holds huge potential and has reaped fruitful results in the aquaculture sector.

The Aquaculture Vietnam 2019, running until October 18, will draw more than 6,000 visitors.

According to the VINAFIS, in the first six months of this year, Vietnam’s aquaculture output reached 1.92 million tonnes, up 7% year on year and equivalent to 100.7% of the target.

Notably, shrimp production hit nearly 290,000 tonnes, equivalent to 108.8% of the result in the same time last year and fulfilling 33.7% of the yearly target. Meanwhile, tra fish output was 684,000 tonnes, 45.2% of the goal for the year.

Fisheries exports in the period fetched US$4 billion, up 0.6% year on year. Export revenue of shrimps was US$1.43 billion, followed by tra fish at US$ 991 million and tuna at US$380 million.