Quality Line of Carrefour Welcomes Fresh French Oysters to China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Finance/SouthCN] translated by Amy Zhong – January 8, 2018 Consumers can shop in some Guangzhou Carrefour supermarkets for fresh French oysters now. Oysters are a new member of the group’s Quality Line, a brand established a few years ago, which includes fresh food from all over the world. These oysters come from Bretagne of […]

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China Demand For Vietnam Shrimp up 60% in 2017, China Now largest Importer of Pangasius

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan News] Translated by Amy Zhong January 5, 2017 China’s great demand has boosted Vietnam’s seafood exports in 2017, but a recent customs crackdown has left traders uncertain about border crossings in the first week of the New Year. (See accompanying story). There is a drastic increase in Vietnam’s seafood export thanks to strong demand […]

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Alibaba Opening 30 Fresh Hema Stores Around Beijing as JD.COM Opens its First 7Fresh

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [China Daily] by Cheng Yu January 5, 2018 [The competition to lure upscale shoppers to stores with social experiences is driving a huge demand for live king crab and lobster in China.  With Alibaba committing to a rapid expansion, it means these stores will be adding to the demand for fresh and live imported […]

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Vietnam pangasius farmers ramp up output to meet China demand

By Undercurrent News Dec. 27, 2017 10:13 GMT The area of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta devoted to pangasius farming is up 14% year-on-year to 3,299 hectares, according to Vietnam Net. Citing the Vietnam Pangasius Fish Association, the website states the largest farming provinces are Dong Thap with 1,200 ha; Ben Tre, with 753 ha; and An […]

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Strong China rock lobster sales have Aussie fishermen investing in new vessels

By Undercurrent News Dec. 29, 2017 09:58 GMT Strong prices for Australian rock lobster, driven by demand from China, mean fishermen are investing in new vessels, reports ABC. One fishermen, Clay Bass, said he is spending AUD 4 million on a new vessel which will hold 6.5 metric tons of catch. When completed, this will […]

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South Korea launches export brand K-Fish in China

South Korea’s government has launched its national fisheries export brand, K-Fish. The Dec. 20 launch in the city was followed by promotions at two Walmart stores there, K-Fish’s promoters said in a press release. The brand covers 11 categories of seafood products including tuna and abalone. The country has registered the K-Fish trademark in 36 […]

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Australian fresh salmon exports to China surge, as do Norway’s to Vietnam

By Louis Harkell http://www.undercurrentnews.com Dec. 19, 2017 18:43 GMT Australian exports of fresh Atlantic salmon to China have rebounded strongly this year and Australian salmon company Tassal Group expects further long-term growth, CEO and managing director Mark Ryan told Undercurrent News. According to latest Chinese customs figures (HS Code 030214), China imported 5,137 metric tons […]

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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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