Wenzhou City Seafood Import Volume Grows, Primarily Due to Oysters

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ZJ News] translated by Amy Zhong – October 12, 2017 Wenzhou people eat 5,000 imported oysters every day. At the same time, the city’s seafood import volume grew by 15 times in the third quarter from the same period last year. One Wenzhou trading company, Haowoga, imported 320 kg of oysters from the Netherlands on […]

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Hema Fresh Brings Alaska Golden King Crab to China Market

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong – October 10, 2017 On the afternoon of Sept. 25, the flight UPS0082 landed in Shanghai Pudong airport after 10-plus hours of travel. And 10,000 golden king crabs were unloaded, completed customs clearance and were delivered to local ponds for temporary storage. Hema Fresh Food of Alibaba flew in […]

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China’s Seafood Imports Expected to Exceed 10 Million Tons by 2020

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [China Reports] translated by Amy Zhong – October 9, 2017 Trans-border e-commerce has hastened the upgrading of China’s consumption and its seafood imports have risen dramatically. As statistics show, the country imported seafood worth more than 46.3 billion yuan (~ $7 billion USD) last year, while the demand for imported seafood has increased to 7.6 […]

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Lenovo Attracts Much Attention While Making Inroads in Chinese Seafood Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong – October 6, 2017 On the afternoon of Sept. 20, Joyvio, a subsidiary of Lenovo, hosted a press conference with Qingdao Starfish in Beijing to announce its strategic investment in that company. This is another big Lenovo move developing in seafood industry. The company’s development plan began in April 2016 […]

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Why Rappahannock Oyster Company is Shipping Chesapeake Oysters to China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Washingtonian] BY JESSICA SIDMAN – September 29, 2017 Rappahannock Oyster Company’s Olde Salts and Stingrays are all over DC-area restaurant menus. Lesser known is that their Chesapeake Bay bivalves have been showing up at swanky hotel buffets in Hong Kong for more than a decade. Now that they’ve tested out the logistics, the […]

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Guangzhou Latest Airport to Adopt New Inspection Platform to Speed Clearance for Seafood Products

    SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong – September 28, 2017 Guangzhou Baiyun airport has installed an inspection and quarantine system for trans-border e-commerce of fresh food; it has been in operation for two years. It has imported 61,400 batches of fresh food worth US $870.75 million through this channel so far. The import of […]

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Clearwater’s Chinese Sales up 500%, Largely Driven by Ecommerce

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [I.Wshang] translated by Amy Zhong – September 25, 2017 Clearwater’s sales have ballooned by five times in the Chinese market, much of it due to the T-mall e-commerce platform. The T-mall platform of Alibaba has become the first choice of Canadian companies while entering this new market. As statistics show, Chinese online shoppers buy 83 percent […]

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New Brunswick Seafood Exports to China Have Skyrocketed by 238 Percent

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong – September 21, 2017 The export value of New Brunswick seafood to China has reached as high as $15.66 million CAD (~$12.6 million U.S.) in 2016, which is 23 percent of the Canadian total seafood export. The province’s seafood export has ballooned by 238 percent from 2015 to 2016. And […]

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Alibaba plans ‘staggering number’ of live seafood-fronted Hema stores

By Neil Ramsden Undercurrent News Sep. 19, 2017 08:44 BST REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Chinese retail giant Alibaba Group is planning to open far more of its “new retail” concept supermarkets, which blend the online and offline spheres and feature live seafood. This was according to Gfresh vice president Anthony Wan, who is privy to Alibaba’s plans […]

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