BEIJING, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Oyster Industry Exchange Branch of the 8th International Oyster Symposium was held in Rushan, East China's Shandong Province on November 8. More than 100 scholars of the industry from home and abroad attended it and paid inspection visit to the oyster industry base in the city.
Photo: Gong Bengao, deputy Party Secretary and Mayor of Rushan city, delivers a speech on the symposium.
Rushan is the hometown of Chinese oysters, with farming area, output and production value ranking top among county-level units nationwide. Recently, Rushan has focused on the development of modern marine industry, and reconstructed the capital-driven, technology-led and talent-supporting development model and value chain, said Gong Bengao, deputy Party secretary and Mayor of the city.
During the symposium, a framework agreement for promoting the high-end development of Rushan oyster industry has been reached between Rushan city and the World Oyster Society.
According to the agreement, the two sides will focus on the whole industry chain including breeding, development of new varieties, storage and transportation, deep processing, sales and consumption etc.. Special efforts will be made in marketing and brand building to build the Rushan Oyster into an internationally well-known brand on the basis of environmental protection.
In recent years, in order to realize sustainable development of the oyster industry, Rushan has compiled an oyster industry development plan, formulated ten opinions on the protection of Rushan oysters, and constructed the country's first oyster quality and safety tracing system. Industrial forums including the first China (Rushan) Oyster Industry International Summit Forum, Marine Economic Forum and other similar forums have been held here.
Besides, relying on the advantages of marine resources and innovative development concepts, Rushan has introduced new technologies to inject new kinetic energy into the development of oyster industry, and promote the development of the entire industrial chain of the marine economy.
(Edited by Bao Nuomin, email@example.com)