JD.com Says Chinese Consumers Embracing More Sustainable Products

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews]  January 23, 2018 JD.com has released a report saying Chinese consumers are demanding sustainable products, and are willing to pay for them. The report documents that sustainable or “green” consumption has become a key focus in China, and that trend is only likely to grow as awareness of environmental protection issues becomes more […]

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Shanghai Sets New Live Seafood Import Record in 2017

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Sina] translated by Amy Zhong – January 18, 2018 According to Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Shanghai imported 52,900 batches of live seafood worth as much as USD $810 million in 2017. The two numbers are an increase of 9 percent and 19 percent, respectively, from 2016. The 2017 import value is close to […]

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Australian rock lobster exporters gear up for Chinese New Year with pricing firm

Undercurrent News By Louis Harkell Jan. 11, 2018 22:21 GMT Rock lobster exporters in Australia are gearing up for Chinese New Year — the busiest trading period in the calendar year — with prices relatively firm. Matt Rutter, general manager of marketing and business development at Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative (GFC), told Undercurrent News sales volumes can […]

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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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