East China's Shandong province is home to China's biggest peninsula and has a coastline which equates to one sixth of the country's total, which means that marine resources play a large role in the economy of the entire province, according to Liu.
A forum on marine cooperation among East Asian countries brought approximately 600 participants from around the globe - including economists, entrepreneurs and scientists - to Qingdao in Shandong province, to further explore cooperation and facilitate exchanges in different fields.
The first batch of 120,000 salmon sent to Shenlan 1 — China's first deep-sea, intelligent fish farm — on Monday are in good condition, operator Wanzefeng Fishery Co said.
Rongcheng, Shandong Province, is known as "China's No.1 Fishery County". In 2017, the total fishery revenue of the county exceeded 82 billion yuan ($12.4 billion).
A freight vessel carrying 1,815 commodities from Inchon, South Korea, including cosmetics, electronic toothbrushes and sneakers, arrived at Yantai port last Thursday.
President Xi Jinping has called for building up a strong maritime country, urging solid efforts to develop the marine economy.
President Xi Jinping conducted an inspection tour in the cities of Qingdao and Weihai of Shandong province on Tuesday morning after attending the 18th SCO Summit in Qingdao.