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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Chilean JV eyes China retail penetration for branded products with local partners

By Matilde Mereghetti May 19, 2017 17:25 BST http://www.undercurrentnews.com Chilean joint venture New World Currents is developing new added-value products — both fresh and frozen — for the Chinese retail market, the firm’s managing director Erwin Campos told Undercurrent News. The company plans to launch these products through new partnerships with Hong Kong-based companies Coland Group […]

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Imported seafood sales surge at leading Chinese e-commerce store

By Louis Harkell May 19, 2017 09:15 BST http://www.undercurrentnews.com Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com saw its online sales of imported seafood grow 14-fold in 2016. Overall online seafood sales for the Beijing-headquartered company, which competes head to head with Alibaba’s Tmall and is considered one of the largest business to consumer e-commerce retailers in China, increased […]

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Clearwater sees significant growth in China, with more expected

http://www.undercurrentnews.com Clearwater Seafoods experienced a 26% year-on-year growth in its Chinese market during the first quarter of the year, the best growth in five quarters, according to a report published by Doug Cooper, an analyst with Canadian investment dealer Beacon Securities. The growth, according to Cooper, was “spearheaded by clams albeit management indicated that sea scallop […]

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Canadian Seafood Sales on JD Platform in China Increase 400%, CA Gov Pledges More Support

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [DoNews] Translated by Amy Zhong  May 12, 2017 The sales of Canadian fresh food, mostly seafood,  skyrockets by over 400% on JD platform. And the government tends to further cooperate with the e-commerce company in its export to China. Recently François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, has paid a visit to JD and talked […]

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