VietShrimp 2024 officially opened in Cà Mau

In the morning of March 20, 2024, the 5th Aquaculture International Fair 2024 (VietShrimp 2024) was officially opened at the Ca Mau Convention Center.

Mr. Phùng Đức Tiến, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; Mr. Trần Đình Luân, Director of the Directorate of Fisheries; Mr. Lê Văn Sử, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Cà Mau Province; Mr. Nguyễn Việt Thắng, Chairman of the Vietnam Fisheries Association, Head of the VietShrimp 2024 Organizing Committee; along with representatives from central ministries, departments, and agencies, as well as provincial departments of Cà Mau, Fisheries Sub-departments of provinces and cities nationwide, and a large number of businesses and shrimp farmers from the Mekong Delta region attended the event.

Over the past decades, Vietnam’s shrimp industry has played a crucial role in seafood exportation worldwide, accounting for about 40-45% of the total export value, equivalent to 3.5 – 4 billion USD. Currently, Vietnamese shrimp has been exported to 100 countries, with the top 5 markets being Europe, the United States, Japan, China, and South Korea. With relentless efforts, Vietnam has become the world’s second-largest shrimp supplier, accounting for 13-14% of the total global shrimp export value.

VietShrimp is an international fair focusing on Vietnamese shrimp technology. Throughout its editions, the event has left significant impressions on both domestic and international seafood communities. Each edition attracts thousands of registrations, millions of visitors to official event information platforms, and sees hundreds of significant contracts signed. It draws a diverse audience from seafood-related entities and individuals nationwide, fostering knowledge exchange and contributing to sustainable development. The VietShrimp fair is highly regarded by industry experts for its quality content and organizational efforts. Particularly, the program serves as the most authentic forum for networking, exchanging ideas, sharing experiences, and contributing to enhancing quality, promoting effective and sustainable development.

Upon the approval of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the People’s Committee of Cà Mau Province, the Directorate of Fisheries, the Vietnam Fisheries Association, and the Vietnam Fisheries Magazine are organizing the 5th Aquaculture International Fair 2024 (VietShrimp 2024) under the theme “In company with shrimp farmers”. The exhibition will take place from March 20th to 22nd, 2024, at the Ca Mau Convention Center with 200 exhibition booths showcasing products and services of seafood enterprises from both domestic and foreign markets. Additionally, the VietShrimp 2024 International Seminar will be held on March 20th and 21st with the participation of the Directorate of Fisheries, associations, and leading seafood experts from Vietnam and around the world.

In his speech at the opening ceremony, Mr. Nguyễn Việt Thắng, Chairman of the Vietnam Fisheries Association and Head of the VietShrimp 2024 Organizing Committee, shared that VietShrimp has successfully organized four editions, leaving a significant mark on Vietnam’s shrimp industry and deeply impressing the aquaculture sector in Southeast Asia and Asia. The organizing committee hopes that this event will serve as a large forum for managers, scientists, businesses, and farmers to collaborate on finding the most effective solutions to bring Vietnam’s shrimp industry back to a path of growth and realize sustainable development goals for Vietnamese shrimp.

Mr. Phùng Đức Tiến, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, expressed that Vietnam’s economy is increasingly integrating into the world, with Vietnamese agricultural products present in over 200 countries and territories, especially seafood products in nearly 170 countries and territories, including shrimp dominating over 100 markets. He emphasized that this event will facilitate trade connections, exchange of information, and discussions on Vietnam’s seafood industry and particularly shrimp. It provides an opportunity for collective efforts to find solutions for the efficient and sustainable development of the shrimp industry, maintaining Vietnam’s position in the global market and learning from the experiences and advancements of advanced countries to elevate Vietnam’s shrimp industry. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development acknowledges and highly appreciates the efforts of the VietShrimp Organizing Committee, as well as the businesses and sponsors who have accompanied the program. He hopes that the program will serve as a practical bridge between businesses and shrimp farmers to promote the sustainable development of the seafood industry and shrimp farming sector.

Mr. Lê Văn Sử, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Cà Mau Province, remarked in his speech that that VietShrimp Aquaculture International Fair 2024 in Ca Mau with the theme “In company with shrimp farmers” is a very practical event. It not only promotes and introduces the potential, strengths, image, and brand of Vietnamese shrimp but also provides an opportunity for agencies, experts, scientists, businesses, cooperatives, and shrimp farmers to exchange information, update on new scientific and technical advancements, connect cooperative development, expand markets, and discuss measures to overcome challenges faced by the shrimp industry. This exhibition in Cà Mau  also opens an opportunity for departments, institutes, and people of Ca Mau Province to learn and accumulate experience for better production, processing, and export of shrimp in the future.

Some photos at the Opening Ceremony:

During the opening ceremony, the Organizing Committee also awarded commemorative plaques to Diamond, Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsors who supported and contributed to the success of the program.


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