Vietnam’s Shrimp Exports to China Surge 30% in First Half of Year

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [VietnamPlus] – August 10, 2017 Vietnam’s shrimp exports to China reached 282.9 million USD in January-June, representing a year-on-year rise of 30 percent, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). The association forecast further growth in shrimp export to China, a key market for many Vietnamese shrimp exporters, this year. […]

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Qingdao Clears Live Lobsters from Canada in 40 Minutes

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] translated by Amy Zhong – August 11, 2017 In July, 703 kg (1,550 pounds) of live lobsters were flown from Canada to Qingdao Liuting International Airport — the largest batch of live lobsters imported to Qingdao airport this year. The airport customs agents were able to hasten relevant procedures and clear the seafood […]

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Scottish Salmon Producers See Jump in Demand from China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Herald] by Iain Smith August 15, 2017 Scottish salmon exports have skyrocketed following a spike in popularity across Far East Asia. Interest from Japan and Taiwan has helped drive sales, with figures showing a record £346 million-worth of salmon exported in the first half of 2017. The numbers represent a 70 per cent […]

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Aussie seafood exports to China surge on lower tariffs

undercurrentnews.com Australian seafood exporters are making good on lower Chinese import tariffs this year, although they still export more to the Asian giant through third countries, especially Vietnam. From January to April, Australia exported rock lobster, abalone, mussels and other seafood products to the tune of $66.7 million to China, more than during the whole of […]

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Live Canadian Geoducks Arrive at New Airport Clearance Site in Qingdao For First Time

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong – July 19, 2017 A batch of Canadian live geoducks weighing 374 kg arrived at Qingdao on July 3 for the first time. They are from the North Pacific of Canada with a value of $20,000 U.S. (The geoducks were shipped on Hainan’s new nonstop flight from Vancouver to Qingdao.) […]

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China Buys 140,000 Canadian Lobsters in One Day

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Journal of Commerce Online] by Greg Knowler – July 17, 2017 China’s immense consumer demand for fresh products was on display this week when the country’s largest retailer sold more than 140,000 live Canadian lobsters in a single day. In less than 48 hours the lobsters were shipped and delivered. [Prices were as low […]

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Norwegian Cod, Salmon Producers Eye China’s Potential

http://www.intrafish.com Big changes are coming to the Chinese seafood market — and Norwegian producers are ready to seize the opportunity.   Commanding center stage at one of Beijing’s many seafood markets are live crayfish and crabs in small aquarium tanks. The only dead fish you might find here are the salmon fillets from Canada. Also standing out […]

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China seafood market indicators spell upside for world prices

http://www.undercurrentnews.com Significant changes are afoot in the world’s largest seafood market this year, according to four market indicators recently published by China’s ministry of agriculture (MoA). The indicators were published last week (June 15) by the MoA in a monthly market report on agricultural products in China. The key seafood price index — based on prices […]

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Norway Says Salmon Trade With China Could be Worth $1.45 Billion by 2025

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [China Daily] by Zheng Xin – May 25, 2017 Norway has come up with an ambitious plan to dramatically increase its seafood exports to China, and expects the trade to be worth 10 billion yuan ($1.45 billion) by 2025, the Norwegian Seafood Council said on Wednesday at a news conference in Beijing. “The plan is […]

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