On March 17th, the first China’s Annual Conference for Micropterus Salmoides Industrial Chain and the 4th Micropterus Salmoides Industry Forum (South China) were held at Yuhua Industrial Park in Jiujiang Town, Nanhai District. Hosted by China Fishery Frontier Exhibition, Fish First journal and Jiujiang Fishery Association, the event gathered up tons of delegates from scientific institutes, fishery associations and enterprises to talk about both challenges and opportunities that exist along the industrial chain and discuss a long-term industrial strategy.
搭建全产业链沟通平台 A communication platform for the entire industry chain
On the conference, industrial experts opened up about the long-existing problems in cultivating micropterus salmoides and brainstormed ideas on seedling, feed, breeding, protection, circulation, retail, processing, catering and more. The ultimate goal is to revitalize local rural areas through a booming fishery industry.
“I’m here today to keep myself updated about the latest technologies for reducing seedling mortality. It has been a problem that plagued the industry for long.” said Guan Yongming, a delegate from Foshan Jiyurunda Fishery Technology Co., Ltd.
According to Xiong Si, host of the conference and the founder of Fish First, an influential journal in fishery, a booming industry is the key to prosperous rural areas. In this end, strong enterprises, including Jiumaojiu Group, Meituan and Dingdong, play an important role when they can ensure smooth circulation for fishery products - industrial growth is sustained by strong consumption power.
According to Gao Qingying, deputy director of the Guangdong Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, this conference serves an important platform for technical exchanges and information sharing, where wisdoms are collected for germplasm resources, eco-friendly breeding, information technology application, processing R & D, cold-chain transportation, catering service and e-commerce.
打响九江鱼花品牌An international reputation built for Jiujiang fish breeding
To be the host city for this ground-breaking conference, Jiujiang Town has leading advantages in the industry. First, it boasts a solid industrial foundation that few can match. As early as in 1984, Jiujiang has introduced micropterus salmoides breeds and started independent breeding ever since. For 37 years, the town has accumulated rich experience in incubation, cultivation, breeding, nutrition, disease prevention, distribution, production, education and research. Due to these successes, some other places in Shunde, Gaoming and Sanshui have also developed their own breeding bases.
Statistically speaking, as a national center for Micropterus salmoides breeding, Jiujiang accounted for 60% in the whole country. With a daily average distribution of more than 400 tons that made up over 60% in Foshan and over 50% in Guangdong, Jiujiang is also China’s distribute hub for the breeds.
Second, Jinjiang also made continuous efforts to innovate its development pattern. In order to achieve high-quality industrial development, Jiujiang has started to build a provincial-level modern agricultural industrial park in last June, and is now planning on a research institute for modern agricultural industry. As revealed by Zhang Houxiang, the mayor of Jiujiang Town, in a long-term, Jiujiang sets its sight on a national town for freshwater fish breeding and a demonstration zone for high-quality aquaculture in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. By focusing on technological improvement, fish pond updates and breeding technology improvement, Jiujiang is expected to solve its “bottleneck” problems and go a long way in industrial transformation.