Vietnam, Norway share experience in marine farming development

Thursday, 2019-10-10 11:11:17
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Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Grete Lochen speaks at the seminar in Nha Trang city on October 9 (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam and Norway shared information and experience in sustainably developing marine aquaculture at a seminar in Nha Trang city, the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, on October 9.

The event, focusing on sustainable technology for industrial marine aquaculture and processing, was held by the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Norwegian Embassy.

Norwegian Ambassador Grete Lochen said her country has drawn lessons on the sustainable development of the farmed salmon industry, and it is ready to share them with Vietnam, thereby helping to protect the oceans, minimise risks of climate change and sustainably develop the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.

Vietnamese Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien said the two countries have cooperated with each other in the fisheries sector for more than 30 years, adding the seminar was a good chance for them to share information and experience in how to sustainably develop the marine aquaculture industry.

Participants, including researchers, entrepreneurs and officials, shared information about the Vietnamese State’s planning of industrial marine farming, along with the demand for green technology and smart solutions in the sector.

Representatives of 12 organisations and companies from Norway also presented their country’s experiences and solutions to develop marine aquaculture and processing.

The event was also an occasion for the two sides’ organisations, agencies and businesses to promote technology transfer, seek cooperation opportunities and gain an overview of advanced green technologies for the sector in both countries.