Live King Crab from Alaska Flying to Chinese Markets

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  Dec 8, 2017 Live king crab from Alaska has always been seen by harvesters as the highest value crab, but the volumes, logistics and difficulties of a live supply chain have meant that live shipments have been few and far between.  In the early 2000’s, one company, Royal Aleutian, used to […]

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Fortuna Ltd’s New Processing Plant Promoted at China Fisheries & Seafood Expo

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Merco Press] – December 11, 2017 Products from the Falkland Islands Fish Company, the trading name of Fortuna Ltd’s new Stanley fish processing plant, were featured recently in China and attracted favorable attention from trade media. Traditionally the Falklands fishing industry is a deep-sea operation with all the fish being caught, processed on board […]

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Norway Welcomes China’s Cuts in Frozen Salmon Tariffs

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Reuters] – December 7, 2017 OSLO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – China’s finance ministry has announced cuts in seafood import tariffs, including for frozen salmon, which will likely give Norwegian exports to the country a significant boost, Norway’s Industry and Fisheries Ministry said on Wednesday. “This is fantastic news,” Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg said in […]

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Indian Shrimp Packer Says China Will Eventually Outpace US Market for Indian Shrimp

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Business Today] by Nevin John – December 7, 2017 In a reversal of trend, the Indian exporters plan large scale ferrying of the premium aquatic food, shrimp to China as the demand shoots up driven by the consumption in the neighbouring country. China will be the next new market for the Indian shrimp exporters, […]

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Record Irish presence at Chinese Seafood Expo

Ireland’s seafood exports to China increase by over 220% since 2012 Date:06/11/2017 A record fourteen Irish seafood companies exhibited on the Bord Bia stand at The China Seafood & Fisheries Expo in Qingdao last week. The Expo, which ran from 1st – 3rdNovember, is the largest seafood trade event in Asia, with in excess of […]

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China’s Antarctic Toothfish Market is Bustling But Smuggling Remains a Problem

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong – December 6, 2017 China legally imports about 1,000 tons of Antarctic toothfish in total, while another 2,000 tons have entered this market either through smuggling or trans-border trade, according to an insider. Antarctic toothfish have been increasingly popular within the past few years. For example, during the most recent […]

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China slashes customs duties for frozen Atlantic salmon, shrimp, abalone, lobster

Home China will slash import duties by between 2% and 7% on a range of seafood imports, including frozen Atlantic salmon, shrimp, abalone, rock lobster and capelin. The new import duty rates will come into effect on Dec. 1, according to an announcement by China’s Ministry of Finance on Nov. 23. The reduction is being implemented […]

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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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