Chinese Consumption of Norwegian Cod, Salmon on the Rise

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ScandAsia.com] by Henrik Vinther – February 22, 2018 In a new report by NBC (Norwegian Business Association) Norway is rapidly growing in the Chinese seafood market. Since 2013 Norway has slowly been climbing the ladder towards tipping Japan off the peak as the primary supplier of seafood to China – at least for some […]

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Australian Rock Lobster Now ‘Dish of the Day’ in Beijing Thanks to Tariff Changes

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Air Cargo Week] By James Graham – February 20, 2018 Chinese import tariffs on Australian rock lobster dropped from six to three per cent on 1st January 2018, as part of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), says Tigers International Solutions forwarding director David Wilkins. He says: “At Tiger Fresh, the perishables forwarding division […]

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Chinese Market Helps Argentine Seafood Exports Exceed U.S. $2 billion in 2017

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Two-Meals] translated by Amy Zhong – February 13, 2017 Argentina has exported seafood worth more than US$2 billion in 2017, while Patagonia red shrimp contribute to 65 percent of the country’s exports. As the statistics show, the country has caught 220,000 tons of red shrimp in total. Its export value of red shrimps has already […]

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Hema Fresh Opens Second Store in Shenzhen; Imported Seafood Can Arrive in Two Days

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Bosidata] translated by Amy Zhong – February 13, 2018 E-commerce companies have upped their game dramatically, concentrating on new retailing models within the past few years. Alibaba is the forerunner in this field with its Hema Fresh stores bringing dramatic changes to the traditional models. Recently the group has opened its second Hema store in […]

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Salmon Imports at Beijing Airport Grew more than 70% in 2017 Due to New Import Measures

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CQN] translated by Amy Zhong – February 9, 2018 Beijing Capital International Airport has imported 7,361 tons of fresh salmon in 2017, which grew by 70.31 percent from that of the year before, according to Beijing Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. These salmon are from main aquaculture regions all over the world like England, Norway, Chile, […]

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Rabobank: China to drive more than half of global seafood consumption growth over next decade

By Louis Harkell Undercurrent News Underscoring the huge impact China will have on the global seafood industry in coming years, over the next decade, 53% of the increase in total seafood and aquatic product consumption in the world will be due to China, according to a new Rabobank report. The projection – outlined in ‘China’s […]

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JD.com Says Chinese Consumers Embracing More Sustainable Products

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews]  January 23, 2018 JD.com has released a report saying Chinese consumers are demanding sustainable products, and are willing to pay for them. The report documents that sustainable or “green” consumption has become a key focus in China, and that trend is only likely to grow as awareness of environmental protection issues becomes more […]

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Shanghai Sets New Live Seafood Import Record in 2017

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Sina] translated by Amy Zhong – January 18, 2018 According to Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Shanghai imported 52,900 batches of live seafood worth as much as USD $810 million in 2017. The two numbers are an increase of 9 percent and 19 percent, respectively, from 2016. The 2017 import value is close to […]

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Australian rock lobster exporters gear up for Chinese New Year with pricing firm

Undercurrent News By Louis Harkell Jan. 11, 2018 22:21 GMT Rock lobster exporters in Australia are gearing up for Chinese New Year — the busiest trading period in the calendar year — with prices relatively firm. Matt Rutter, general manager of marketing and business development at Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative (GFC), told Undercurrent News sales volumes can […]

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