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Launch of the First Huoqiu Ecological Lobster Festival
Date:2019-11-08 15:39 source:六安市人民政府English

   In the morning of August 30, the Eighth Dabieshan (Lu’an) Mountains and Rivers Culture and Tourism Festival, i.e. the First Huoqiu Ecological Lobster Festival was held in Huoqiu County. Presented at the event are: Chen Weidong, deputy director-general of Provincial Department of Agricultural and Rural Areas, Gao Bin, member of Municipal Standing Committee and secretary of the Politics and Law Committee, and Liu Sheng, vice-chairman of Municipal Committee of CPPCC and Secretary of Huoqiu County Committee.   龙虾节活动现场内容丰富多彩,既有烹饪龙虾比赛,又有歌舞等文化表演,吸引八方来客“吃龙虾、喝啤酒、看演艺、交朋友”,共享龙虾节盛宴。

  Colorful activities like lobster cooking competition and eye-catching performance of singing and dancing are presented at the Lobster Festival to attract guests from all different regions to “feast themselves with the lobster, the beer, the show and most importantly, make friends”.

   It is known that Huoqiu County applies the method of integrating “rice farming+lobster breeding”. Under the guidance of the government and supported by private organizations and the market, a platform to share price information between the enterprises, the market and the farmers has been established. Also, a network and mechanism connecting the benefits and profits for the base, the farmers and the distributors has been built. Up until now, there are 3 demonstration areas for integrated farming and fishing at 10,000-mu level, 14 at 1,000-mu level, and 200 at 100-mu level. With the overall production value reaching 1.8 billion yuan, it provides job vacancies for over 200,000 people. Over 10,000 people have escaped from poverty and led a better-off life now. In May 2019, China Fisheries Association awarded Huoqiu County the title “The First County of Ecological Rice and Lobster in China” and “Huoqiu Lobster” has earned China National Protected Geographical Indication.