29 November 2023, China: Recently, the 4th China Aquatic Seed Industry Expo, co-sponsored by the Chinese Fisheries Society, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Guangdong Province, the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and the People’s Government of Nansha District, and hosted by the Guangdong Provincial Agricultural Technology Promotion Center and the Nansha District Agricultural and Rural Affairs Bureau, was held in Guangdong. Held in Nansha District, Guangzhou City, Guangzhou Province. With the theme of “Building a New Chapter on Land and Sea, Creating a Future with Improved Seeds”, this expo brings together experts, scholars, and entrepreneurs to explore a new chapter in the development of the aquatic seed industry.
Liu Xinzhong, director of the Fisheries Administration Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. Cui Lifeng, director of the National Fisheries Technology Promotion Station and secretary-general of the Chinese Fisheries Society, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. Lin Haoran, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Gui Jianfang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guo Yile, deputy secretary-general of the Guangdong Provincial People’s Government, Hu Honglang, deputy director of the National Fisheries Technology Promotion Station and deputy secretary-general of the China Fisheries Society, and other leaders attended the opening ceremony. All provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) About 400 people from agricultural and rural authorities, technology extension agencies, scientific research institutions, industry associations and aquatic products enterprises attended the opening ceremony.
Director Liu Xinzhong said in his speech that this China Aquatic Seed Industry Expo is a concrete action to implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speeches and relevant important instructions during his inspection in Guangdong. It has the largest number of exhibitors, the most complete varieties on display, and the largest number of live animals on display. The largest, a modern marine ranch area has been specially added to display the latest achievements in marine ranch breeding varieties and equipment on-site, which will effectively promote the construction of modern marine ranches in various places. The conference focuses on the aquatic seed industry, leading all parties to propose development suggestions and plan development measures, which will help jointly implement in-depth actions to revitalize the aquatic seed industry, promote the transformation and upgrading of the fishery, and accelerate the modernization of the fishery.
Cui Lifeng, station director and secretary-general, said in his speech that the China Aquatic Seed Industry Expo has been held for four consecutive years. The three major functions of display, exchange and trading of seed industry results have been continuously enhanced, and it has become an important factor in promoting the revitalization of the aquatic seed industry and high-quality aquaculture. A powerful starting point for development. This expo is an important measure to implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important instructions and the decisions and arrangements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, and to promote the revitalization of the aquatic seed industry and the modernization of fisheries. It is hoped that through this expo, we can further strengthen mutual exchanges, explore cooperation opportunities, jointly plan and promote the innovative development of the aquatic seed industry, and make new contributions to accelerating the revitalization of the aquatic seed industry and the modernization of fisheries.
It is understood that there are nearly 300 exhibiting companies at this expo, more than 70% of which are seed industry companies. More than 200 aquatic products such as fish, shrimps, crabs, shellfish, and algae are on display, and 17 will be approved in 2023. New national aquatic products were unveiled collectively. 10 billion high-quality aquatic seedlings were traded on site, with an amount of about 360 million yuan.
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