HCM City to host Vietfish expo later this month

(VNA) - The Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish) 2019 is scheduled to take place in Ho Chi Minh City from August 29-31, reported the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Seefood processing chain

This year’s edition, with the slogan“Asia’s Home of Seafood”, is expected to feature more than 340 booths ofbusinesses from 15 countries and territories, including the Republic of Korea,Japan, Germany, Singapore, China and Taiwan.

Vietfish 2019 is designed to connectproducers in the fisheries sector with local and foreign firms, and provide aplatform for businesses to learn and share their experience in the field. It ishoped to attract 17,000 visitors this year.

A representative of VASEP said Vietnam’sfisheries sector has recorded strong growth thanks to stable supply and foodsafety.

A report of the Directorate of Fisheries showedthat turnover from aquatic product exports hit 9 billion USD in 2018, accountingfor 22.5 percent of the country’s agricultural product export revenue.

Vietnam’s aquatic products have reached outto more than 170 markets worldwide. There are over 600 producers and exportersin the sector, creating jobs for 5 million workers and the country is amongworld’s largest fisheries exporters.

Source: Vietnam News Agency