Vietnam and Norway have exchanged experience in fisheries and discussed further cooperation in this field at a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on March 21.

The event, co-organised by the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers and the Norwegian Seafood Council, was arranged to take place during the March 18-21 visit to Vietnam by Norway’s royal delegation.

Pham Anh Tuan, deputy head of the General Department of Fisheries, said Vietnam will learn from Norway’s lessons in managing and developing the salmon market to promote its tra fish sector.

Amund Dronen Ringdal, Norway’s Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, described technology as decisive to aquaculture, expressing his hope that the seminar will help the two sides share opportunities in cooperation in order to create green and fresh products.

Norway is one of the world’s largest seafood exporters with salmon as its key product, which makes up nearly 78 percent of the salmon market share in Vietnam.

Presently, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation is funding a project to improve production and trade values of tra fish in Vietnam, helping the country gain a firm foothold in the world’s export market.-VNA