Ireland’s seafood marketing efforts prominently promote a wholesome image of sustainability, with the country’s signature “Origin Green” branding mark deployed with vigor in global markets.
But the latest installment of an annual report by non-governmental organization New Economics Foundation suggests the country is among the worst offenders in the E.U. for fishing above levels advised by scientists as sustainable.
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The sales value of seafood on Chinese online retailer JD.com increased 104 percent year-on-year during China’s recent May Day holiday, which took place 1 to 5 May ...
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A weaker domestic currency and shrinking demand in its home market are driving South African oyster producer Saldahna Bay Oyster Co. to diversify its export markets in the wake of disruption caused by the coronavirus… Read More
Aquaculture production increased by a single percentage point in China in 2019, a striking number compared to growth levels it posted in previous years, and clear evidence of the impact of the government’s efforts to shift the nation’s efforts to higher-quality, lower-polluting operations.
In recent years, China’s federal government has instituted a crackdown on polluting aquaculture facilities as it has sought to establish a… Read More
Organizers of China’s annual largest seafood trade fair have announced the event will go ahead in October.
The 25th China International Fisheries Expo will take place in the Qingdao Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Center from 28 to 30 October.
Meanwhile, there are more signs the seafood trade is picking up in China. The key tilapia and shrimp producing province of Hainan increased its exports by 10 percent in volume and… Read More
With the annual meeting of China’s parliament due next week, one of its delegates is talking up his company's distant-water fisheries plans ...
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The MarinTrust standard for sustainable production of fishmeal and fish oil is gaining ground globally, but has not yet made inroads into China.
Known as IFFO RS until a name change earlier this year, the certification was founded in 2009 as a means by which marine ingredient producers could demonstrate their raw materials are sourced and produced responsibly. MarinTrust describes itself as the leading independent… Read More
Chinese seafood exporters have been warned by the country’s seafood industry lobby against exporting seafood to the U.S. that contravenes the Marine Mammals Protection Act ...
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The coronavirus crisis will boost broader trends towards increased digitization and traceability, according to the founder of a globally focused seafood trading app ...
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Six percent of Hong Kong’s restaurants will remain closed for good once coronavirus shutdowns end, according to the Hong Kong Catering Association (HKCSM), which estimates 1,000 of the city’s 15,000 eat-in restaurants will remain closed even as lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Hong Kong has long had one of the highest concentrations of seafood restaurants in Asia, with many foodservice operations catering to mainland Chinese… Read More