Thai Union Quits China Tuna Partnership to Make Solo Splash

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Nikkei Report] by Yukako Ono – December 27, 2016 BANGKOK — Top canned tuna processor Thai Union Group is selling its stake in a joint venture in China to Philippine partner Century Pacific Group, taking a temporary step back from the world’s largest seafood market. Although the divestment appears out of character for a […]

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Northern China Inland Port Receiving Live Russian King Crab for First Time

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] Translated by Amy Zhong – December 27, 2016 Over 2,000 live Russian king crab were shipped from Vladivostok to the northern Chinese port of Dongning by truck earlier this month. It was the first time overland shipment from Russia to China’s northernmost province of Helongjiang was made. Dongning’s Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau has finished the […]

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Beijing’s Imports of Fresh Salmon Explode as Inspection System, Distribution Improves

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [CS.com] Translated by Amy Zhong Beijing’s import of fresh salmon increased by over twenty times in 2016 thanks to the new policies of the local inspection and quarantine bureau. Beijing has imported 3,705 tons of fresh salmon from this January to November. The number is 24 times of the total import in 2015. This […]

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Norway, China normalize trade; resume free trade negotiations

December 19, 2016, 10:42 am Undercurrent News Norway’s government has announced a full normalization of trade with China, and added that efforts to settle a free trade agreement have resumed. “This is good news for us in the seafood industry,” said Geir Ove Ystmark, CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Federation. “China is the world’s most populous […]

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Seafood Sales Reported Excellent Through China’s Online Sellers on Singles Day

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [SeafoodNews] with Amy Zhong November 29, 2016 Alibaba has achieved gross merchandise value of 120.7 billion yuan within the Singles Day (11/11). Though the company has not disclosed its sales of aquatic products yet, below is a review of some aquatic companies’ performance during the festival.     Fresh Life, a fresh e-commerce company, […]

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Thai Union to Launch King Oscar Brand in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Just-Food] by Dean Best – November 30, 2016 Thai Union Group is to take its international seafood brand King Oscar into China. The company is launchin gfrozen salmon, lobster and shrimp products, as well as unspecified “value-added” lines, under the “premium” brand. “Thai Union’s initial focus will be on the Beijing and Shanghai markets,” […]

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Chinese internet giant Alibaba invests in Gfresh

QINGDAO, China — Chinese seafood e-commerce website Gfresh has secured $20 million investment from Chinese internet giant Alibaba and Legend Capital, the investment arm of Legend Holdings, parent company of PC maker Lenovo Group. The announcement was made today at the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo in Qingdao, China, at a special conference called for […]

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Record Chinese Demand for Western Australian Yabbies Triples Production

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ABC] by Michelle Stanley – November  9, 2016 Record Chinese Demand for Western Australian Yabbies Triples Production An increase in Chinese demand for Western Australian yabbies has seen production triple in just over a year, according to one of the state’s exporters. Production manager of Cambinata Yabbies, Ian Nenke, said the company had […]

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Clearwater sees opening for scallops, Macduff products in Chinese e-commerce

November 7, 2016 Undercurrentnews.com QINGDAO, China — Canadian fishing firm Clearwater Seafoods plans to add scallops and products from its 2015 UK acquisition, Macduff Shellfish Group, to its portfolio for e-commerce sales in China. Clearwater has recently started selling its products through e-commerce platforms, such as JD.com and Tmall, focused on lobsters and clams, Ian Smith, CEO, […]

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