Vietnam's first lobster festival is scheduled to take place in the southern central province of Phu Yen on July 30-31.
The festival aims to promote lobster as the speciality of Song Cau town, which is known as the capital of lobster in Phu Yen.
The festival is also targeted to foster the consumption of seafood in the local market, push exports, and attract tourists. The festival will be held every three years.
Phan Tran Van Huy, chairman of the People’s Committee of Song Cau town, said the festival’s aim is to arouse pride in the homeland – which has more than 30 years of aquaculture history – towards building a strong and sustainable lobster capital that the needs of the market.
The first lobster festival will feature a trading signing ceremony and a seminar on how to apply blockchain technology and digital transformation to lobster farming, which was researched by a leading blockchain technology expert of the Blockchain Vietnam Group.
The report aims to improve the position of Song Cau lobster farming in the domestic and international markets.
Besides this, at this festival, for the first time, the Guinness Vietnam record of 100 dishes made from Song Cau lobster would be established.
“We are determined to build the lobster festival into an outstanding festival of Phu Yen province. This is also an opportunity to promote the lobster industry, creating cooperation between farmers, the state, scientists, and entrepreneurs, thus contributing to promoting domestic seafood consumption and exports to international markets,” said Huy.