At the event, Khanh highlighted that India and Vietnam are two world leading seafood producers and exporters with favorable climate conditions, dense river systems and long coastlines.

Vietnam now ranks fourth among the importers of Indian aquatic products, with a turnover of USD 280 million per year, mostly spent on shrimp, tuna, grouper, mackerel, and scad.

Do Duy Khanh, First Secretary at the Vietnam Trade Office in India, speaks at the workshop.

As such, Vietnam and India as well as Madhya Pradesh state hold great potential for cooperation in the fishery field in trade, investment, and research and training.

Head of the Madhya Pradesh Department of Fisheries Shri Tulsiram Silawat said that his state is implementing a new fisheries policy aiming at boosting the output and exports, and improving the lives of fishermen.

He said the state administration is working to raise the fish production, with a goal of 30,000 tons of fish next year from the current 20,000 tons.

Apart from representatives from Vietnam, the workshop also attracted the participation of those from Japan, Mauritius and Nepal, and around 200 representatives from fisheries businesses of the Indian state.

Source: VNA