Vietnam pangasius farmers ramp up output to meet China demand

By Undercurrent News Dec. 27, 2017 10:13 GMT The area of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta devoted to pangasius farming is up 14% year-on-year to 3,299 hectares, according to Vietnam Net. Citing the Vietnam Pangasius Fish Association, the website states the largest farming provinces are Dong Thap with 1,200 ha; Ben Tre, with 753 ha; and An […]

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Strong China rock lobster sales have Aussie fishermen investing in new vessels

By Undercurrent News Dec. 29, 2017 09:58 GMT Strong prices for Australian rock lobster, driven by demand from China, mean fishermen are investing in new vessels, reports ABC. One fishermen, Clay Bass, said he is spending AUD 4 million on a new vessel which will hold 6.5 metric tons of catch. When completed, this will […]

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South Korea launches export brand K-Fish in China

South Korea’s government has launched its national fisheries export brand, K-Fish. The Dec. 20 launch in the city was followed by promotions at two Walmart stores there, K-Fish’s promoters said in a press release. The brand covers 11 categories of seafood products including tuna and abalone. The country has registered the K-Fish trademark in 36 […]

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Australian fresh salmon exports to China surge, as do Norway’s to Vietnam

By Louis Harkell http://www.undercurrentnews.com Dec. 19, 2017 18:43 GMT Australian exports of fresh Atlantic salmon to China have rebounded strongly this year and Australian salmon company Tassal Group expects further long-term growth, CEO and managing director Mark Ryan told Undercurrent News. According to latest Chinese customs figures (HS Code 030214), China imported 5,137 metric tons […]

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Live King Crab from Alaska Flying to Chinese Markets

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  Dec 8, 2017 Live king crab from Alaska has always been seen by harvesters as the highest value crab, but the volumes, logistics and difficulties of a live supply chain have meant that live shipments have been few and far between.  In the early 2000’s, one company, Royal Aleutian, used to […]

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Fortuna Ltd’s New Processing Plant Promoted at China Fisheries & Seafood Expo

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Merco Press] – December 11, 2017 Products from the Falkland Islands Fish Company, the trading name of Fortuna Ltd’s new Stanley fish processing plant, were featured recently in China and attracted favorable attention from trade media. Traditionally the Falklands fishing industry is a deep-sea operation with all the fish being caught, processed on board […]

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Norway Welcomes China’s Cuts in Frozen Salmon Tariffs

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Reuters] – December 7, 2017 OSLO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – China’s finance ministry has announced cuts in seafood import tariffs, including for frozen salmon, which will likely give Norwegian exports to the country a significant boost, Norway’s Industry and Fisheries Ministry said on Wednesday. “This is fantastic news,” Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg said in […]

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Indian Shrimp Packer Says China Will Eventually Outpace US Market for Indian Shrimp

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Business Today] by Nevin John – December 7, 2017 In a reversal of trend, the Indian exporters plan large scale ferrying of the premium aquatic food, shrimp to China as the demand shoots up driven by the consumption in the neighbouring country. China will be the next new market for the Indian shrimp exporters, […]

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Record Irish presence at Chinese Seafood Expo

Ireland’s seafood exports to China increase by over 220% since 2012 Date:06/11/2017 A record fourteen Irish seafood companies exhibited on the Bord Bia stand at The China Seafood & Fisheries Expo in Qingdao last week. The Expo, which ran from 1st – 3rdNovember, is the largest seafood trade event in Asia, with in excess of […]

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China’s Antarctic Toothfish Market is Bustling But Smuggling Remains a Problem

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong – December 6, 2017 China legally imports about 1,000 tons of Antarctic toothfish in total, while another 2,000 tons have entered this market either through smuggling or trans-border trade, according to an insider. Antarctic toothfish have been increasingly popular within the past few years. For example, during the most recent […]

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