Ministry of Fisheries Awarded Gold Star Medal

In an official ceremony in Ha Noi on Thursday, a gold star medal, the highest honor awarded by the Party and State, was presented to the Ministry of Fisheries by Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister cum Chairman of the Central Emulation Council.

Fisheries industry in Viet Nam has the potential to further develop its key sectors, including aquaculture and processing

At the ceremony, the PM lauded the achievements and contributions of all involved in the industry.

He stressed that the fisheries industry in Viet Nam has the potential to further develop its key sectors, including aquaculture and processing.

Over the past 40 years, the fisheries industry has achieved many important successes, which are viewed as significant contributions to the cause of building and defending the father land.

From humble beginnings, the industry has grown into a large-scale economic power house. With more than 4 million workers and 14,000 fishing vessels in its employ, the industry has continually refined the art and science of aquaculture to achieve a remarkable degree of efficiency.

In 2006, the national output of the aquatic product sector reached 3.7 million tons, resulting in an export turnover of US$ 3.35 billion that transformed the sector into a key industry in Viet Nam.

According to national development strategies, Viet Nam will strive to become one of the world's foremost producers of aquatic products by the year 2020, with annual turnovers making up more than 50% of the country’s GDP.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Phuong Lan

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