Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, October 12 2021 - 20:51
Shandong's Rushan Leveraging Its 10 Billion-Dollar Oyster Industry
RUSHAN, China, Oct. 12, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On October 6, the second China (Rushan) Oyster Industry Summit Forum was held 
successfully in Rushan, Shandong. Deriving its name from a nearby hill as well 
as thriving by the sea, Rushan is located on the golden south coast of the 
Shandong Peninsula. It has 199 km of coastline and 1.7 million mu (1,133 square 
km) of usable, top-quality seawater, and is blessed with abundant marine 
resources, hence the unique strengths of its marine economy. It is the renowned 
home of aquaculture in China.

In recent years, Rushan has seized the opportunity of China's rural 
revitalization strategy, focusing on the effective use of its marine resources, 
according to the People's Government of Rushan. Rushan has a long history and a 
solid foundation in the oyster industry. At the county level, its oyster 
production and cultivation area ranks first in China, and is one of the main 
oyster producing areas in the country. Known as the home of oysters in China, 
Rushan is in the process of establishing a National Demonstration Zone for the 
Protection of Geographical Indication Products.

Thanks to its high-quality seawater, Rushan produces oysters that are among the 
best in China. The physical and chemical properties of the water in Rushan's 
aquaculture areas meet China's first-class water quality standards for 
agricultural use. This provides a uniquely favorable environment for oyster 
production, thereby contributing to the superior quality of Rushan oysters. 
These oysters are known for their considerable size, juicy tender meat and 
delicious taste, and they are rich in protein, taurine, glycogen and trace 

Rushan has engaged the services of oyster industry experts from home and abroad 
to build R&D platforms for oyster breeding, cultivation, processing and 
purification, and to promote the high-quality development of its oyster 
industry. Rushan has a variety of cultured oyster species, including Pacific 
varieties, such as Haida No. 1, Haida No. 2, Haida No. 3 and Haili (Oyster) No. 
1, as well as the Triploid species. It has formed a whole industry chain that 
integrates breeding, cultivation, processing, marketing, and cultural tourism. 
The industry's output value is close to 10 billion yuan.

Source: The People's Government of Rushan

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   Caption: Aquafarm in Rushan


   Caption: Oyster processing facility


   Caption: Oysters being hoisted from the water and brought ashore


   Caption: Rushan's demonstration zone for the integrated development of the 
oyster industry