Demand for Irish oysters is soaring in China, but some are being relabeled as French by rogue traders looking to cash in on the pricing premium enjoyed by the French-based Gillardeau company in the Chinese market.
A Chinese trader was jailed recently for reboxing Irish oysters with the Gillardeau brand. Gillardeau oysters are produced by the family of the same name in western France, though the firm also farms oysters in the south of… Read More
A suite of subsidies is being offered by the city of Rui’an, a suburb of the major port of Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province, with the goal of expanding the region’s offshore aquaculture industry …
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Chinese tuna firm Zhejiang Ocean Family has reported a bumper tuna catch in Pacific waters.
On its maiden voyage after refurbishment, the Xin Shi Ji 112 purse-seiner returned to port after 18 days “loaded to the brim’ with tuna, according to a company announcement.
“Normally such a fishing expedition takes 30 to 35 days for a full load,” Ocean Family said.
Ocean Family’s tuna-fishing vessels operate in waters… Read More
Taiwan’s fishing authorities have responded to being placed on a U.S. government blacklist by listing a series of measures it introduced in the past year to combat forced labor.
In October 2020, the U.S. Labor Department placed Taiwan on its 2020 List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. In response, Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency has ordered the country’s Department of Transport to ensure that all vessels than 24… Read More
In-Naggar, Malta-based aquaculture research and development firm AquaBioTech Group has partnered with the China Agricultural University and aquaculture firm Mingbo Aquatic Co. to research high-precision detection technologies for monitoring grouper and rainbow trout ...
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Demand from aquaculture feed producers helped ensure China’s soy imports hit an historic high in 2020, totaling 100 million metric tons (MT), up from one million MT imported in 1995.
In an interview with SeafoodSource, U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) China Director Xiaoping “Jim” Zhang said China’s uptake of soy represents a major win for the United States, which is one of the country’s top three soy suppliers… Read More