"International Ocean Forum on Southeast Asia" hosted by the Ocean Affairs Council kicked off today (27) in Kaohsiung. This conference bring together experts and researchers specified in ocean-related field from many Southeast Asia countries and also the representatives from the government, industries, universities and institutes in Taiwan. In this forum, we would like to focus on 3 topics: the Development of Marine Industries in SEA; the Cooperation for Taiwanese and Southeast Asia Countries in Marine Industries; the Economic Value and Sustainability of using Aquaculture as a Method of Nutrition Support. Besides, Tsai, the deputy minister of OAC and Chen, vice president of NSYSU, jointly witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Collage of Marine Science, NSYSU and S.I.A. FARM of the Thailand.
Deputy Minister of OAC, Tsai, Ching-Piao, pointed out that commission of OAC are actively promoting Taiwan's marine-related R&D energy and the expansion of marine international cooperation. In the future, the public and private sectors in Taiwan will continue to participate in ocean international affairs, enhance exchanges and cooperation with the ocean industries from Southeast Asia countries, and build partnerships of mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation.