This is a premier event that brings together a unique mix of experts including scientists, researchers and decision makers both from academia and industry to exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations, said Tran Dinh Luan, deputy director general of the Directorate, at the presser.
Aquaculture is a major segment of the Vietnam economy and is universally understood as the farming of aquatic organisms including fish and shellfish such as molluscs, crustaceans as well as marine plants.
Farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, he added.
This aquaculture conference will cover new research techniques and concentrate on the exhibition of new feeds, fish welfare, antibiotics, and instruments introduced by the aquaculture fisheries laboratories.
In addition, the conference will hold special workshops aimed at advertising and marketing farm raised pangasius, which is most commonly referred to by the western world as catfish, in the northern region of Vietnam.
At the presser, Dao Van Ho, director of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture, noted that pangasius catfish is a relatively new product in northern Vietnam with a low sales volume.
The workshops will concentrate on novel approaches to market the new fish in the northern region as part of an effort to boost both sales and earnings and gain the confidence of consumers that the pangasius catfish is safe to eat.