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, […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

China Ranks Second for Argentine Fish, Seafood Exports

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Xinhua] June 15, 2016 China was the second largest destination for Argentina’s fish and seafood exports in the first quarter of 2016, according to a report released Monday. Argentina’s fish and seafood exports to China in this period were worth 77 million U.S. dollars, accounting for 16 percent of the total, the report […]

Read more

Rabobank: China to be driving force behind aquaculture demand

  Growth in western countries is likely, but the Asian nation will lead the charge in expanding seafood consumption, executive tells attendees at the IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum in New York City. by Kim Tran Aquaculture has a long developing road in front of it, but Jeroen Leffelaar, managing director at Large Corporates Food & […]

Read more

China Gets a Taste of Mangrove-Farmed Tiger Shrimp

    Intrafish News   Selva Shrimp – the mangrove farmed black tiger shrimp produced by Vietnam’s Minh Phu and consulting firm BlueYou — has been launched on the Chinese market. The launch will target China’s growing demand for natural and safe food products, especially in high-end supermarkets, restaurants and 5-star hotels. “It is a […]

Read more

Ecuadorian shrimp prices to go even higher on booming Chinese demand

  Undercurrent News: Ecuador’s shrimp exporters have seen one of the first price declines this year after Chinese buyers stayed away from a hot market. The lull will be short lived, says an exporter. Prices for ex-farm HOSO [head-on, shell-on] 40/50 count, a benchmark for the shrimp industry, fell $0.65 to $6.10 per kilo this […]

Read more