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Aquatic product fair kicks off in Hanoi

An aquatic product trade fair opened in Hanoi on October 8 with a view to developing the aquaculture sector in a sustainable and harmonious manner.

The event features nearly 100 pavilions set up by organisations and agencies from provincial and municipal departments of agriculture and rural development, trade promotion and industrial encouragement centres as well as companies and cooperatives engaging in aquatic processing.

It aims to boost sales of aquatic products in the domestic market and increase global competitiveness in addition to building Vietnamese seafood brand of safety, sustainable development, and high quality.

According to Dao Van Ho, director of the agriculture trade promotion centre, the total export turnover of the seafood sector in 2018 reached 8.8 billion USD, a year-on-year rise of 5.8 percent.

In the first nine months of 2019, Vietnam exported 6.23 billion USD worth of aquatic products, he added.

The trade fair will run until October 13.