On March 16, the ceremony of the establishment of Zhoushan International Oceanic Aquatic Products Trade Center and the new plant of Zhejiang Xingye Group Co., Ltd. was held at the National Ocean-going Fisheries Base.
In recent years, under the guidance of the The Belt and Road initiative, Zhoushan has built a National Ocean-going Fisheries Base as a key task in the implementation of its national strategy by its unique advantages in traditional ocean-going fisheries and regional resource. In accordance with the idea of “all-chain industry, all-around market, national brand, integrated platform, and professional operation”, Zhoushan is committed to building China’s ocean-going fishery industry cluster area, China’s modern fishery industrialization demonstration plot, and the important portal of China’s fishery opening to the outside world.
Officer from National Ocean-going Fisheries Base said that Zhoushan International Oceanic Aquatic Products Trade Center, as an important part of the international agricultural trade center, is the city's initiative to create a new level of opening up, adapt to the new situation of opening up, and integrate into the service of the Yangtze River Economic Belt. It is also a new requirement for the city to promote the transformation and upgrading of the oceanic aquatic products processing trade industry with the integration of three industries, complete chain, green ecology, high quality, international standards, and strong competitiveness. Even more, it is an important livelihood project that guarantees people’s food safety and provides people with high-quality aquatic products.
The newly-established International Oceanic Aquatic Products Trade Center has integrated five fields within the city including the National Ocean-going Fisheries Base, Zhoushan Comprehensive Bonded Zone, Zhanmao Industrial Zone and Zhoushan International Aquatic City, that will build ocean aquatic product display procurement center, price center, and information center covering the Yangtze River Delta, radiating across the country, and connecting the world. These centers will improve the level of the city's ocean aquatic products processing trade industry, and enhance China's initiative, pricing and discourse power in the international division of labor system.
By 2030, Zhoushan will basically form an emerging industry with strong comprehensive strength of international ocean-going aquatic product processing trade, top ranking in the world of the total scale and having a number of strategic commanding heights in the industry. And it will create an international ocean-going aquatic products processing and trade industry center and hub, achieving a processing trade of 40 billion yuan in offshore aquatic products.
Also on March 16, the ceremony of the new plant of Zhejiang Xingye Group Co., Ltd. was also held at same place. The new plant of Xingye Group, with a total investment of 630 million yuan and an area of approximately 110,000 square meters, was formally put into production on March. The products include deep processing such as tuna, squid, deep-sea fish oil, and marine biological products.
According to the officer of the company, they will contribute their own efforts to promoting the development of the city's ocean-going aquatic product processing and trade industry.