Maruha Nichiro Says Seafood Consumption Among China, Other World Markets Has Caught Up With Japan

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Asian Nikkei] by Tomio Shida – August 25, 2016 The world is eating more fish as emerging economies become richer. Shigeru Ito, president of the Japanese seafood company Maruha Nichiro, told the Nikkei that despite China’s slowing economy, the world’s most populous country has an insatiable appetite for fishery products. Q: Is there any […]

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JingDong, A Chinese Online Platform, Expands Fresh Fish Business with Global Sourcing Strategy

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [CAPMA] Translated by Amy Zhong – August 19, 2016 Jingdong Mall has inked cooperation agreement with several foreign countries to diversify its fresh food business. On August 16, Jingdong signed a cooperation agreement with more than ten foreign embassies in order to implement its global sourcing strategy for its fresh food business. After the agreement […]

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China Will Cut the Size of its Fishing Fleet

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM [South China Morning Post] By Stephen Chen – August 16, 2016 Overfishing in Chinese rivers and seas has seriously depleted stocks and the government is to cut the size of the nation’s fishing fleet, the agricultural ministry said. A well-known fishermen in Tanmen, Hainan province, said local fishermen have been told not to […]

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Clearwater, Frosta, Zoneco participate in MSC seafood week in China

by IntraFish Media   The Marine Stewardship Council is launching Sustainable Seafood Week across 78 stores operated eight major Chinese. The event, which begins Aug. 6, is the third program initiated by MSC China program, under a program organized by China Retailer and Chain Store Association (CCFA), World Wide Fund (WW) and UNEP China program. […]

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Chile’s Los Lagos Salmon Producers Say China is only Market to See Real Growth in May

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [Technopress] – July 25, 2016 China is becoming a more important market for Chile salmon producers.  An example of this is contained in the latest (May) export report for the region of Los Lagos (region X).  Although China’s purchases are still small in total volume, they are up 260%, vs declines for the US, […]

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Pacific Seafood hopes to send more live crab to China using Cathay Pacific’s direct flight from PDX

July 21, 2016, 4:17 pm Seafood.com NEWS Susan Chambers, Seafood.com News Cathay Pacific Airways and the Port of Portland are expanding their freight services to Hong Kong in November, which could open new markets for west coast US seafood. Two flights per week from Portland, Oregon are currently scheduled pending government approval. The new Portland service […]

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Thai Union plans to launch Canadian lobster from Chez Nous in China

July 13, 2016, 4:17 pm Tom Seaman, Undercurrent News Thai Union Group’s deal for Canadian processor Les Pecheries de Chez Nous will be used to supply lobster to China, according to a report from an analyst covering the Bangkok, Thailand based company. The company is looking to sell products from its network into new markets, […]

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Raw Oysters are Gaining a Foothold in China’s Foodservice Sector in Xiamen

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan News] Translated by Amy Zhong – July 8, 2016 Three high-end restaurants specializing in raw, imported oysters have opened in the past 18 months in Xiamen, on China’s southeast coast. In this area, raw oysters are distinctly different from the traditional grilled ones. Despite high prices and concern about food safety, the […]

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Sea Snails Become Hot Niche Export Species to China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Associated Press] By Matt O’Brien – July 7, 2016 – LITTLE COMPTON, R.I.,  Cooking a channeled whelk is not for the squeamish. But sliced and sprinkled over a bed of linguine, it’s a chewy delicacy in old-fashioned Italian eateries along the East Coast. The sea snails known by Italian-Americans as scungilli used to be […]

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