There’s been an explosion in the number of entrants to China’s seafood distribution sector, according to research produced by Qi Cha Cha, a consultancy providing information on corporate credit worthiness in China ...
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A recent social media campaign by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) yielded an impressive 55 million impressions on the leading Chinese social media platform Weibo.
The campaign was part of a social media promotion this winter by ASMI, where 50 Weibo influencers posted about Alaska seafood and fans of the posts were entered to a lucky draw for Alaskan seafood prizes.
ASMI’s long-time marketing contractor in Shanghai, SMH… Read More
The General Administration of Customs China (GACC) has written to the food safety agencies of most of its main trading partners to officially request assurances that food processing establishments eligible to export to China follow measures to prevent any COVID-19 contamination of food products during food production.
Additionally, U.S. seafood companies have gotten a form from customers in China requiring them to sign a declaration stating… Read More
Despite the plunge in salmon sales in China in the past week due to its false linkage to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Beijing, salmonids will be core to China’s future aquaculture investment, according to a leading executive in the aquafeed industry in China ...
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An eye-catching new fishing vessel is generating fanfare in China.
At 120 meters in length and 21 meters wide, the Shen Lan was launched in May from a port in Shanghai by Shanghai Chong He Industry Group subsidiary Jiangsu Shen Lan Distant Water Fishing Co. (also known as Jiangsu Sunline Deep Sea Fishery Co. Ltd. or Sunline Fishery). The company aims to increase its krill processing with the new vessel, with the goal of producing human health… Read More
An outbreak of COVID-19 linked to the Xinfadi market in Beijing has thus far sickened more than 130 people, and public concern that it may be linked to imported salmon have significantly disrupted seafood imports into China …
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Senegal has said no to more Chinese trawlers entering the country’s waters, even as China convenes a summit with African leaders this week.
The Senegalese Fisheries Ministry has said it won’t proceed with license applications for 53 vessels, mostly with Chinese and Turkish ownership.
“It’s an important step forward thanks to our action and alert the new demands for licenses have not been met,” Alassane Dieng, head… Read More
There are some signs that talks at the World Trade Organization on ending harmful fishery subsidies may restart next month after being suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A Heads of Delegation meeting has been announced by the negotiations chair for 25 June to begin discussing the latest draft proposal for a deal. A follow-up meeting for delegation leaders on 21 July will set a potential Autumn work program for… Read More