First VN Seafood Festival held
VGP – The First Việt Nam Seafood Festival was opened on April 24 in the southern city of Cần Thơ to honor the domestic seafood branch and create cooperative opportunities for farmers, fishermen, processors and exporters at home and abroad.
PM Dũng also said that the country can expand aquaculture areas and increase productivity, cut production costs, lower prices and improve product quality. The local seafood industry is still weak in terms of equipment, logistics, aquaculture techniques, and production, he noted.
The PM proposed relevant sectors, localities and raisers nationwide to focus on intensifying the application of scientific and technological advances in seafood production and processing.
The festival, taking place from April 24 to 27, consists of 20 major events, including seminars on raising seafood quality and policies on sustainable seafood development, fairs, gastronomy festivals and seafood-related contests. Representatives from nearly 30 cities and provinces attended the festival.