China Is a Land of Opportunity for Scottish Seafood

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Press and Journal] by Keith Findlay – May 18, 2016 The rewards to be gained by exporting more Scottish seafood to China are highlighted by new figures showing how firms in New Zealand have benefited from growing business there. Bosses at trade body Seafood Scotland believe that if New Zealand can sell nearly […]

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China killed thousands of Maine jobs. Now it’s eating up the state’s lobsters

  LITTLE CRANBERRY ISLAND, MAINE — The long journey from this remote island of free-spirited fishermen to the most populous country in the world began, as it does most mornings, at just about sunrise. Bruce Fernald, a sixth-generation fisherman, loaded his 38-foot fiberglass boat with half a ton of bait and set out in search […]

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Nova Scotia Unveils Strategic Export Partnership with China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [China News.com] Translated by Amy Zhong – May 16, 2016 Nova Scotia released a Nova Scotia-China Engagement Strategy that attaches great importance to China’s market demand and it reveals the province’s intention of increasing its market share in China. And it will be revised regularly as China’s Five-Year Plans are. The Strategy has been […]

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New Zealand’s Seafood Export Earnings Set Record High in Q1 Driven by Chinese Demand

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] May 6, 2016 Seafood, one of the country’s top export earners, continues to show strong growth with exports reaching a record high of $1.713 billion in the year to end March, says Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst. The strong export growth for seafood accelerated in the first quarter of the year, […]

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China Australia Tariff Agreement Rapidly Boosting Seafood Trade

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan News] Translated by Amy Zhong – April 20, 2016 China and Australia intend to further their cooperation in the trading of fast-moving consumer goods and seafood products are likely to become quite important in their bilateral trade. China has become Australia’s largest trading and investment partners. The bilateral trading value between 2014 to […]

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Vietnam Selling more Shrimp to China in First Two Months of 2016

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Vietnam News Summary] April 20, 2016 The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said shrimp exports to China reached 64.8 million USD in the first two months of this year, accounting for 17 percent of the total shrimp export value. The figure represents a year-on-year increase of 36.5 percent. China’s demand for […]

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Chinese Demand For Legally Fished Chilean Sea Bass Driving Historically High Prices

SEAFOOD.COM NEWS by Kelly Hill and John Sackton – April 20, 2016 Chilean Sea Bass has always been valued as premium white fish that is prized by upscale and high-end restaurants for its buttery, melt-in-your-mouth quality. However, the fishery was plagued with sustainability issues until the last few years, when efforts to enforce quotas, monitor […]

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NZ firm’s new live mussel facility a first in China

  Undercurrent News April 19, 2016, 4:30 pm Neil Ramsden New Zealand seafood firm Future Cuisine has become the first to own a registered company, and factory, in China, it claims. In April 2016 the processor and distributor began operations at its new facility in Shanghai, where it will stock and sell live greenshell mussels, […]

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Ecuadorean shrimp exports to US hit ‘limit’ as attention shifts to China

Ecuadorean shrimp exports to US hit ‘limit’ as attention shifts to China Undercurrent News April 19, 2016, 4:23 pm Jason Smith GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador — Although Ecuador supplied 170 million pounds of shrimp last year to the US, out of the 719m it exported worldwide, that figure has likely peaked as producers divert their attention to […]

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