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Bac Lieu (VNA) – An exhibition on technologies of the shrimp sector in Vietnam is scheduled for the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu with a view of turning the locality into a national shrimp industry centre. 

About 150 firms will operate stalls at the event to introduce their products like fry, animal feed, bio-products, medicines, and machines serving aquatic farming production, and logistics, from April 27 – 29.

The event also features a series of workshops hosted by experts in the industry.

At a meeting with Bac Lieu authorities on April 4, Head of the Vietnam Fisheries Society Nguyen Viet Thang stated the importance of close coordination among relevant agencies and the organising board to ensure the success of the exhibition.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Duong Thanh Trung said the event will contribute to stimulating the development of the local shrimp sector.

He requested contents of workshops to be practical to the current conditions of Vietnam and Bac Lieu in particular.

Bac Lieu has an aquaculture area of 1,290 square kilometers. With a coastline of 56 km, three seaports and an economic exclusive zone of 20,742 square kilometers, the province has favourable conditions to develop agriculture, fishing and fishery logistics. Each year, the locality harvests about 210,000 tonnes of aquatic products, of which 115,000 tonnes are shrimp, with shrimp export turnover exceeding 527 million USD.

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said shrimp exports contributed the most to the total national seafood export value, posting a growth rate of 21 percent to 3.8 billion USD in export value for 2017.-VNA