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

At the opening ceremony 

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 center, the total export turnover of the seafood sector in 2018 reached USD 8.8 billion, a year-on-year rise of 5.8 percent.

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

The trade fair will run until October 13.

Source: VNA