Russian Far East shrimp catcher renewing fleet amid leap in China sales

   Undercurrent News BRUSSELS, Belgium — Russian Far East shrimp catcher Magadanryba has seen a strong increase in its sales to China over the past two years, Evgenii Chernyshin, director of the firm’s commercial department, told Undercurrent News. From sales of around 100 metric tons to the Asian giant in 2014, it now sells around […]

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China Begins Annual Summer Fishing Ban in Most Areas

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Manila Buletin]  May 1, 2017 Some 1,200 fishing boats from Xiangshan, east China’s Zhejiang Province, returned to port on Sunday as a seasonal fishing moratorium is set to begin on Monday May 1 in the East China Sea. From May 1, no fishing will be allowed in all of China’s national waters including the […]

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Norwegian Companies Plan Explosive Growth in Salmon Sales to China This Year, Aim for 65% Mkt Share

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Amy Zhong May 1, 2017 Large quantities of Norwegian salmon are on their way to China. This April has witnessed the hosting ofNorway-China Business Summit 2017 in Beijing, which marks a new chapter in China’s import of Norwegian salmon. Companies from China and Norway have reached 13 cooperation agreements at the summit. And […]

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Lobster Industry Illustrates China and US’ Interwoven Economies

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Global Times] by Zhang Ye – April 12, 2017 In the run-up to the 2017 Spring Festival holidays, online retailer JD.com Inc saw its sales of imported US lobsters surge. The tasty crustaceans have become vogue in China over the last few years. China imported $108 million worth of lobsters from the US in 2016. […]

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Major Norwegian Investor to Tout Seafood Market Expansion on Trade Mission to China

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM [China Daily] by Bloomberg – April 12, 2017 Oslo — A major investor from the land of the vikings said China would be the next big fish market to be conquered by Norwegian salmon. “China is too big to ignore,” Hogne I. Tyssoy, portfolio manager of the Holberg Triton fund, said in an […]

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GAA Signs Agreement for Major Chinese E-Commerce Retailer JD.com to Distribute BAP Certified Seafood

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] March 20, 2017 The Global Aquaculture Alliance and major Chinese e-commerce platform JD.fresh signed an agreement for the online retailer to start selling BAP certified seafood directly to consumers in China. The deal was signed during the Seafood Expo North America (SENA), which is taking place in Boston between March 19-21. The two […]

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Norway’s Salmon Producers Targeting Chinese Market for Expansion with Trade Relations Normalized

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Bloomberg News] by Jonas Cho Walsgard – ‎March‎ ‎27‎, ‎2017‎ ‎ China is the next market to conquer for Norwegian salmon and this seafood investor. “China is too big to ignore,” Hogne I. Tyssoy, portfolio manager of the Holberg Triton fund, said in an interview in Oslo on Tuesday. “Now when it’s opening again, […]

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China’s Taste for Lobster is Keeping Maine Fishermen Flush with Cash

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Quartz Media] by Gwynn Guilford – March 15, 2017 Seafood is a classic luxury item in China. But until recently, people there weren’t big on lobster. The iconic, bright-red crustaceans were known as the “Boston lobster,” and were a rarity compared to other fancy oceanic eats like sea cucumbers or geoduck clams. But the […]

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Lobsters 2nd Largest Volume Import at Zhengzhou Airport as Expanded Air Cargo Capacity Continues

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [henandaily] Translated by Amy Zhong  March 17, 2017 Zhengzhou of Henan welcomes its 13th flight of Canadian lobsters this year. More and more high-end seafood is being flown here from the North America. One reason is the expansion of airfreight capacity to China from seafood shipping locations such as Halifax.  Even after Chinese New […]

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