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Seafood experts discuss climate change threat

MEKONG DELTA, Feb. 27 — Sustainable aquaculture in the face of climate change challenges and food safety were major concerns for members of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) currently meeting in Can Tho City.

Representatives from 18 NACA member nations are attending a three-day meeting that closes today.

Vu Van Tam, Deputy Minister Agriculture and Rural Development, said the NACA 24th annual conference offers members an opportunity to exchange information on achievements, experiences and challenges facing aquaculture in each country and the region as a whole.

The conference will also boost co-operation between NACA members and international organisations in developing sustainable aquaculture and ensuring food safety in member countries, Tam said.

NACA members are: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong of China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.(PNA/VNS)

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