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Viet Nam, Russia prioritise aquaculture development

Update: November, 01/2014 - 08:38

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam and Russia will create joint fishery resource research programs in Viet Nam's economic zone, officials said at a joint Committee for Fisheries meeting.

The Viet Nam-Russia Joint Committee for Fisheries convened its fifth session in Ha Noi yesterday, agreeing to make aquaculture development co-operation a priority.

The research programs will apply advanced technology to fishing and aquaculture, pilot Russian seaweed farming in Viet Nam's seas, and train personnel.

The two countries' scientists will finalise drafts of the cooperation activities in April and May.

Additionally, Viet Nam and Russia will consider exchanging genetic materials from their tilapia and salmon populations, and exchange experience in farming the two species.

Vu Van Tam, the deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, spoke highly of Russia's assistance to Viet Nam in personnel training and capacity building, as well as in raising cold water fish. — VNS

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