GAA Signs Agreement for Major Chinese E-Commerce Retailer JD.com to Distribute BAP Certified Seafood

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] March 20, 2017 The Global Aquaculture Alliance and major Chinese e-commerce platform JD.fresh signed an agreement for the online retailer to start selling BAP certified seafood directly to consumers in China. The deal was signed during the Seafood Expo North America (SENA), which is taking place in Boston between March 19-21. The two […]

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Norway’s Salmon Producers Targeting Chinese Market for Expansion with Trade Relations Normalized

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Bloomberg News] by Jonas Cho Walsgard – ‎March‎ ‎27‎, ‎2017‎ ‎ China is the next market to conquer for Norwegian salmon and this seafood investor. “China is too big to ignore,” Hogne I. Tyssoy, portfolio manager of the Holberg Triton fund, said in an interview in Oslo on Tuesday. “Now when it’s opening again, […]

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China’s Taste for Lobster is Keeping Maine Fishermen Flush with Cash

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Quartz Media] by Gwynn Guilford – March 15, 2017 Seafood is a classic luxury item in China. But until recently, people there weren’t big on lobster. The iconic, bright-red crustaceans were known as the “Boston lobster,” and were a rarity compared to other fancy oceanic eats like sea cucumbers or geoduck clams. But the […]

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Lobsters 2nd Largest Volume Import at Zhengzhou Airport as Expanded Air Cargo Capacity Continues

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [henandaily] Translated by Amy Zhong  March 17, 2017 Zhengzhou of Henan welcomes its 13th flight of Canadian lobsters this year. More and more high-end seafood is being flown here from the North America. One reason is the expansion of airfreight capacity to China from seafood shipping locations such as Halifax.  Even after Chinese New […]

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Hungry Chinese market appeals to Vietnam with USDA equivalency looming

February 27, 2017 Undercurrent News Neil Ramsden Certain sources within the pangasius sector feel that, faced with the possible difficulties of meeting US Department of Agriculture (USDA) import requirements, Vietnam could look to take advantage of growing Chinese demand this year. US Congress has considered repealing the change to the US farm bill which shifted […]

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New Zealand rock lobster prices quadruple on Chinese demand surge, FTA deal

February 27, 2017, 9:55 am Undercurrent News Louis Harkell Chinese demand for New Zealand rock lobster has driven up prices by almost four-fold in a little over ten years, in a testament to Chinese middle-class’ buying power and the value of the China-New Zealand free trade agreement (FTA). A kilo of New Zealand rock lobster now […]

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China Changing from Largest Seafood Exporter to Largest Seafood Importer

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan News] Translated by Amy Zhong February 10, 2017China is changing from the largest global seafood exporter to the largest global seafood importer with full government support.   This has significant implication for both fishing policy, where the government plans to restrict harvests, and for tariff policy, where the government has already reduced some […]

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Affluent China Emerges as Vietnam’s Major Seafood Buyer

Seafood producers in Vietnam are expected to cash in on China’s rising consumption. China’s growing appetite will significantly increase Vietnamese seafood exports this year, industry insiders say. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) forecast that the neighboring country’s seafood imports will hit a record high of more than $1 billion in 2017. […]

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Marine Harvest Will Resume Salmon Exports to China With Chinese, Norwegian Trade Relations Restored

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh – January 11, 2017 Marine Harvest said it will resume shipping salmon to the Chinese market this year now that political tensions between Norway and China have eased.   The announcement was made by Marine Harvest’s Chief Executive Alf Helge Aarskog. He said the company expects to resume shipments to […]

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