Organizers of the first session of the 2014 China International Aquatic Products Exposition in Zhanjiang pledged to turn the annual trade show into an influential event.
Leaders of Zhanjiang, a coastal city in the western part of Guangdong province, expect the sea to play an increasingly important role in the city's economic growth in the years ahead.
Zhanjiang, a port city in Guangdong province, recorded 0.4 percent growth in foreign trade in the first four months of this year, 3.5 and 23.9 percentage points higher than the national and provincial increases respectively.
Germany's industrial prowess is being felt strongly in Guangdong province with the construction of two joint investment parks.
A largely agricultural city in the underdeveloped western part of Guangdong province, Zhanjiang stands poised for massive economic growth in the next three years.