The Shenzhen International Fisheries and Sea Food Expo will open at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian District on Thursday, bringing together international fishery organizations, leading enterprises, academic leaders and researchers to share their expertise on aquatic breeding and farming, oceanic fishing, digital applications, and modern logistics development.
A forum on Guangdong’s modern aquatic farming, one of the highlights of the three-day event, will feature speeches from academicians and university executives from the Ocean University of China, Shanghai Ocean University, Zhejiang Ocean University, and Guangdong Ocean University. The forum will focus on fishery sustainability, aquatic processing, carbon reduction, and intelligent farming.
The expo aims to gather the fishery industry’s upstream and downstream resources in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and become a world-level flagship expo.
Shenzhen has a coastline spanning 206.5 kilometers and 1,145 square kilometers of sea area, which is more than half the size of its land area. In 2022, the total output value of the city’s ocean industry exceeded 300 billion yuan (US$43.38 billion), accounting for 9.7% of the city’s GDP. Nearly 30,000 enterprises, including 49 listed companies, engage in sea-related businesses.
Under the 14th Five-Year Plan for the Development of Shenzhen’s Ocean Economy, the city is set to accelerate building a global marine central city. Shenzhen is a major player in oceanic fishery and contributes around 60% of the total number of ocean fishing vessels in Guangdong.