The 4th Global Conference on Aquaculture (GCA), jointly organized by the MARA, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific, will be held on September 22-25, 2021 in Shanghai.
Under the theme of “Aquaculture for Food and Sustainable Development,” the 4th GCA will review achievements in global aquaculture over the past decade, analyze opportunities and challenges, share successful experience, and set the direction and key measures for the next decade to promote high-quality, green development of global aquaculture. A joint declaration is expected to release.
More than 1,800 applicants from 115 countries and regions have signed up for the conference. During the conference, the MARA will host the “High-level Roundtable on South–South and Triangular Cooperation in Sustainable Aquaculture Development.” Ministers and envoys of 20 countries have confirmed to attend the roundtable.
The GCA, initiated by the FAO, is held every ten years. This year’s GCA is the fourth one since its inception, and the first in China. Being a leading country in fishery industry in the world, China is the top one in aquaculture. China will capitalize on this opportunity to share with the world its experience in aquaculture, brief about its achievements and demonstrate China’s image as a responsible fishing partner. In addition, China will conduct extensive exchanges with other countries and contribute Chinese wisdom and solutions to the sustainable development of global aquaculture.