More than 50 Vietnamese and Russian experts discussed cooperation in sea fishing, aquaculture and fish fry species research, and post-harvest technology development at a seminar in the central coastal city of Nha Trang on May 23.

Participants also discussed coordination between the two countries in personnel training for the fisheries sector, to meet future research and cooperative objectives.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu said the two countries’ fisheries sectors are keen on protecting aquatic biodiversity while developing aquaculture, post harvest and processing technology.

Vietnam and Russia have engaged in many cooperative programmes in the field since 1988, she said, noting that their cooperation had failed to reach its full potential in the absence of suitable and stable cooperative mechanisms for scientific research in fisheries.-VNA