Use of Industry 4.0 technologies in aquaculture discussed hinh anh 1Use of the Industry 4.0 technologies in aquaculture  allows farmers to create more added values. (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – A conference took place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 22 to discuss the application of Industry 4.0 and advanced technologies in aquaculture in Vietnam.

The event was held by the management board of the EU-funded “Sustainable and Equitable Shrimp Production and Value Chain Development” project in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), bringing together policy makers and nearly 400 farmers and businesses in the aquaculture and seafood processing industries across the Mekong Delta.

During the conference, businesses and researchers shared their experience in use of Industry 4.0 technologies in aquaculture and advanced techniques and methods for safe and sustainable shrimp farming; and proposed solutions for technical and environment-related challenges in shrimp farming and potential policies for the industry’s development.

Use of the Industry 4.0 technologies has significantly increased in agriculture and aquaculture in countries like Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan (China), Thailand and American and European countries, said Dinh Xuan Lap, Deputy Director of the International Collaborating Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability.

They allow farmers to create more added values, prove origin of the products, reduce risks and cost in production and become more adaptive to changes in weather and environment, he added.

Aquaculture has contributed to over 60 percent of the country’s fishery outputs and created jobs for more than one million people in Vietnam.-VNA