Synergies seen between China's tourism and seafood industries
China’s booming tourism and its possible synergy with the country’s seafood industry was again highlighted this month with a tourism festival organized in southern China.
The Douwei region of Zhuhai organized the Baijiao Bass Tourism Festival around a local sea bass (also known as perch), which is a species with geographical indicator status in China.
Located near Hong Kong and Macau, Douwei has specialized in production of sea bass, but has also become a landing site of former residents of Hong Kong attracted to the area’s lower prices.
Doumen is home to 63,700 mu (15 mu equals a hectare), aquaculture ponds with 18,000 of those dedicated to sea bass production.
Among those present at the launch party for the festival were executives from a handful of local aquaculture firms, as well as Zheng Shao Kui, secretary general of the Guangzhou Seafood Chamber of Commerce, and Wu Yuan Chao, general manager of the seafood branch of the China National Chamber of Commerce.