Ho Chi Minh City hosts Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition

Thursday, 2019-08-29 16:41:27
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The exhibition attracts a large number of visitors. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - The 2019 Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish) officially opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on August 29.

Themed “Asia’s Home Seafood”, Vietfish 2019 features over 370 pavilions by businesses from 15 countries and territories around the world, including the Republic of Korea, Japan, Germany, Singapore, Indonesia, China and Vietnam.

On display are numerous products, services, machines, chemicals and equipment in aquaculture and the fish processing industry.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), Ngo Van Ich, said that after 20 successful editions, Vietfish affirmed its prestige as one of largest fisheries exhibition in the Southeast Asia and Asia.

Vietfish offers a good opportunity for businesses to meet, exchange and seek new partners and suppliers as well as update new technologies and knowledge in the field.

A wide variety of seminars on numerous issues, including traceability, the improvement of values for seafood, will also be held as part of the three-day exhibition, with the participation of many domestic and international experts.

According to a report by the General Department of Fisheries, Vietnam's fisheries export revenue reached nearly US$9 billion in 2018, accounting for 22.5% of the total export turnover of the whole agricultural sector.

Vietnamese fishery products have been exported to more than 170 markets, making the country one of the leading fishery exporters in the world.