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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Chile Sets Goal to Be Top Five Seafood Supplier to Chinese Market by 2020

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Yibada] Vanna Emia – April 12, 2016 In a buffet held at the Chilean embassy in Beijing, Chilean officials expressed plans to become one of the top exporters of seafood to China, China Daily reported. The buffet was held to celebrate decades of free trade between China and Chile, an agreement that was […]

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China’s Frozen Fish Processors are Retooling for Domestic Demand

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Amy Zhong and John Sackton, based on material from CAPMA – April 7, 2016 The rapid growth of imported seafood in China, and its great popularity, is causing some of the primary frozen fish processors in Qingdao to re-invent themselves as domestic seafood processors. One such company is China Starfish, a frozen fish […]

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Norway Seafoods banks on growing appetite for Skrei in China

April 7, 2016 Ross Davies Undercurrent News Norway Seafoods has high hopes to land more of its “Skrei” cod on the shelves of Chinese retailers. The group has been in discussions with Chinese retailers – together with the Norwegian Seafood Council [NSC) – for the last 18 months to increase the eastern export flow of […]

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