After many delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, VietShrimp Aquaculture International Fair 2021 (VietShrimp 2021) was officially held. After a long time “stalling” because of the epidemic, VietShrimp 2021 has created the excitement of the fisheries sector as it is. The testament to this is the extremely successful opening ceremony.
With the theme “Sustainable Destination”, VietShrimp 2021 wishes to join hands to act together and realize the Government’s policy, becoming a big “forum” for 4 “houses”: Manager – Scientist – Businessman – Farmer; introducing new technology products, advanced models, connecting production and consumption, in order to increase output, value, and ensure benefits for the Vietnamese shrimp industry community; enhancing the promotion of the image of Vietnamese shrimp on the world market; bringing Vietnamese seafood in general and Vietnamese shrimp in particular to continue conquering the global dream.
Taking place in difficult conditions of epidemic, VietShrimp 2021 is very cautious in organizing, especially when the Fair always attracts a lot of visitors. However, notwithstanding the expectation of the Organizing Committee, VietShrimp 2021 will attract the attention of many managers, departments of Can Tho city and tens of thousands of shrimp farmers, farms, businesses, companies, domestic and international experts…
Mr. Nguyen Viet Thang, Chairman of the Vietnam Fisheries Association, Head of the Organizing Committee, said that for many years, shrimp is still the key sector of the fisheries industry, by 2020, the export turnover of the whole shrimp industry is 3.78 billion USD, the potential of this industry is very large, the shrimp business is very crowded and strong. This is the basis for the Vietnam Fisheries Association, Vietnam Fisheries Magazine, to organize VietShrimp 2021. Through three times taking place, VietShrimp has proven its attraction to the community of people working in the industry. We hope that VietShrimp will always be a forum, a playground, a bridge for managers, scientists, businesses and shrimp farmers across the country.
Mr. Nguyen Ngoc He, Vice Chairman of Can Tho City People’s Committee, said that as a province in the rich mountainous region, Can Tho has all the conditions for the development of the fisheries sector. And in fact, the fisheries sector also contributes greatly to the economy of Can Tho. VietShrimp 2021 being held here is a great opportunity for us to promote the development of this field.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Tran Dinh Luan, Director General of the Directorate of Fisheries, emphasized that the shrimp industry has always been the strength of Vietnamese seafood. In the current difficult context, the shrimp still achieved remarkable achievements. With the new strategies, we expect that the export turnover of the shrimp industry is not only 3.78 billion USD, but also higher. The Mekong Delta, with a very specific and methodical plan, will be the basis for the Vietnamese shrimp industry to bring into play all its potentials and strengths. VietShrimp 2021 is an opportunity for all parties to sit down, share and contribute to the success of shrimp in particular and the fisheries sector in general.