April 16, 2023 USTFA

China doubles down on offshore mariculture for tech exports, food security

China is pushing a major expansion of its mariculture sector as a valuable technology export opportunity and a fix for domestic food security issues.

The municipal government of Yantai in the key aquaculture region of Shandong recently announced it will build “50 demonstration zones for deepwater mariculture” over the next five years. Sun Chenglie, a researcher at the Yantai Ocean Development and Fishery Bureau, recently said at a government press conference the 50 zones are a recommendation of the “2022 Blue Book on the Construction of the Marine Ranch in Yantai Sea Area,” which aims to make Yantai a “world-class” city for mariculture production and technology…

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