Mark Godfrey

Contributing Editor

Mark Godfrey is an Irish journalist covering the agriculture and fisheries sectors in Asia, with a focus on China. Proficient in Mandarin, he has frequently traveled across China's fisheries and aquaculture regions and learned the inner workings of China's corporate world during a nearly three-year stint at the Financial Times' “China Confidential” publication. He has also reported widely across Southeast Asia and the former Soviet Union. He has educational certificates in agriculture and food science, as well as Mandarin.

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January 19, 2021

One of China’s leading fishing companies has flagged disappointing results for 2020 ... 

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January 19, 2021

One of the best-performing shares in China’s stock market bull run is also the country’s leading supplier of aquafeed.

The share price of Guangdong Haid stood at CNY 68.75 (USD 10.31, EUR 8.93) on 13 January, nearly double the price of CNY 37.10 (USD 5.56, EUR 4.82), where it was on the same date last year.

Haid is one of China’s top three suppliers of animal feed, and its stock price has grown after China’s pig herd

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January 18, 2021

Chinese distant-water fishing firm Pingtan Marine is projecting a 100 percent increase in revenue in 2020 thanks to what it’s calling the discovery of “new seasonal fishery stock in international waters.”

The company, which is listed on the NASDAQ, said in a statement to investors it had “discovered new seasonal fishery stock in international waters early this year and has arranged a group of harvesting vessels to the

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January 18, 2021

The most valuable listed seafood company in China is Guolian Aquatic, with a current valuation of CNY 5.1 billion (USD 765 million, EUR 651 million), which puts it considerably ahead of what was hitherto the country’s most valuable firm in the sector, Zoneco Group …

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Published on
January 15, 2021

With seafood imports headed into China delayed by an increased inspection regime, a young Chinese company is hoping to gain more share of the lucrative raw oyster market in the world’s most-populous country.

Weihai Lighthouse Jellyfish Marine Technology Co. Ltd. produces oysters in Rushan, Shandong Province, which has begun marketing itself as “the home of Chinese oysters – a campaign that earned the city a gold medal award at

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January 15, 2021

Ireland’s seafood exports to Asia and the European Union declined in 2020, while shipments to Africa soared, largely due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic …

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January 14, 2021

MERCOSUR did not sign a memorandum of understanding with a major Chinese fishing firm, despite the firm’s claim in a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange ... 

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January 13, 2021

The construction of Calysseo’s new FeedKind alternative protein plant in Chongqing, China, poses no long-term challenge to the fishmeal and fish oil industry, according to the sector’s largest trade group.

Work commenced in early January on Calysseo’s new plant in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing as part of a joint venture between animal feed additives firm Adisseo and protein innovator Calysta. The plant will

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January 12, 2021

Work has commenced on a new plant in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing City being built by Calysseo, a joint venture between animal feed additives firm Adisseo and protein innovator Calysta, to produce the FeedKind brand of “sustainable alternative protein.”

Bluestar Adisseo Company and Calysta first announced the joint venture on 20 February, with the explicit goal of providing an exclusive supply of the product to Asian

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January 11, 2021

A Chinese state-owned company has signed a deal to redevelop and manage a fisheries port in Brunei.

China's Guangxi Beibu Gulf International Port Group has signed a deal to expand and run the Muara Fish Landing Complex alongside its partner Brunei's Darussalam Assets, a government-backed investment agency. The two jointly own the Muara Port Company Sdn Bhd, a joint venture set up in 2017.

Located in the region of China bordering Southeast Asia,

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