E-mail lunthesis@163.com Phone 0551-65179860-7095

Hefei to kick off crayfish festival in late May

Pub Date:20-05-27 10:25 Source:www.cnanhui.org

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Anhui Province and the Hefei Municipal Government co-hold a press conference on the 19th Hefei Crayfish Festival in Hefei, East China’s Anhui province, on May 26, 2020.

The 19th Hefei Crayfish Festival is slated to kick off in late May and run through July in Hefei, capital of East China’s Anhui province, local authorities said at a press conference on Tuesday.

The festival will feature a crayfish fishing ceremony, a crayfish promotion in Shanghai and an opening ceremony.

The crayfish fishing ceremony is set to be held at the end of May in Lujiang county. Visitors will be able to participate in crayfish fishing activities, savor crayfish-themed food and buy fresh crayfish and “crayfish rice”, planted in the same fields at the same time with crayfish.

A promotional event will take place in Shanghai in early June to introduce Hefei’s crayfish, “crayfish rice” and crayfish processed food, and also present the popularity of “Hefei Crayfish” as a famous brand.

In addition, the opening ceremony of the festival will be staged in July.

The “rice plus crayfish” industry, which features planting rice and raising crayfish in the same fields at the same time, has become a major player in Hefei’s rural revitalization. Covering a total area of 721,000 mu (48,066 ha), the industry employs more than 60,000 people, Xia Lunping, head of the Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Hefei said.

The annual output of crayfish reached 61,000 tonnes in the city in 2019, up 29 percent from a year earlier. Meanwhile, the “rice plus crayfish” industry’s sales exceeded 16 billion yuan ($2.2 billion), Xia added.

Editor:Rita

Related News
- It’s Time to Crack Open the Beer, the Crayfish Are Here    2017-06-14 08:34
- It's Time for Crayfish    2011-05-03 08:35
 
photo  >>
Construction site of Hefei-Anqing high-speed railway
Wetland park slated to open in Feixi in Oct.
Video  >>
Thousands of egrets inhabit wetland in Anhui
Track Laying Completed for New High-speed Rail in Anhui, China
People  >>
Young graduate breathes new vitality into east China village
Marathon man completes 4,500-km run to Tibet
Travel  >>
Anhui unveils top ten demonstration bases for study tours
Top 10 Chinese regions for May Day tourism
Contact Us
Copyright ©2000-2016 anhuinews.com All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.