China’s push for cleaner aquaculture may be assisted by international firms

Published on
December 7, 2017

A Chinese aquaculture expert has said there are opportunities for international firms to help China modernize the sector.

At a forum organized by Chinese seafood information platform “Shui Chan Pin Dao” in Qingdao, Professor Liu Ying of Dalian Ocean University said China needs new technology and international cooperation because local technology is “immature.”

China has significantly tightened its focus on water pollution in recent years, making it harder for smaller-scale farmers to pursue livestock grazing near waterways or start or expand aquaculture operations. 

The forum, titled “Industrialization and Intelligent Aquaculture Frontier Forum,” focused on ways to improve technology and training to ensure more efficient aquaculture production on land and at sea.

Liu said he sees a path forward through the increased adoption of circulation aquaculture, but that international help will be extremely helpful in properly modernizing China’s mariculture sector.

Contributing Editor reporting from Beijing, China

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