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Jan 16 - European Importers Move to Strengthen India Shrimp Trade with High Level Meetings in Goa


Jan 15 - Beijing Customs Uncovers Frozen Seafood Smuggling Case Worth Millions


Jan 10 - More China Crack Downs on High-Value Seafood Smuggling From Vietnam


Jan 9 - Importers Fearful of Shrimp Disaster


Jan 9 - Rubicon Cleared by California Judge in Trafficking Case Involving Thai Shrimp Companies


Jan 9 - Chinese Seasonal Shrimp Price Rise Stronger This Year Due to Shortages


Jan 8 - China's Shrimp Seed Industry Working Through Obstacles in 2018


Jan 5 - Nationwide Smuggling Crackdown in China Hits Seafood Importers in 11 cities


Jan 5 - New Year Border Crackdown Means Uncertainty in Vietnamese Seafood Shipments to China


Jan 5 - China Demand For Vietnam Shrimp up 60% in 2017, China Now largest Importer of Pangasius


Jan 3 - trū Shrimp Lab Renovation Creates More Optimal Environment For Shrimp to Thrive


Dec 27 - Georgia Extends Shrimp Season Until January 15th


Dec 22 - Zhanjiang’s White Shrimp Frozen Exports Increase This Year


Dec 20 - Yiguo Signs Cooperation Agreement with Guolian to Supply High-end Seafood on T-mall


Dec 18 - White Shrimp Prices Rise in China; Seasonal Shrimp Shortage May Lead to Further Increases


Dec 14 - China’s Domestic Shrimp Output Drops by 10%; Decrease Could Mean Higher Imports


Dec 8 - Maine Shrimp Fishery May Never Rebound


Dec 7 - Coldwater Shrimp Market May be Tight in Early 2018


Dec 5 - Shrimp Imports Continue to Accelerate, Driven by Retail Demand


Dec 4 - Vietnam Overcomes Challenges to Grow Shrimp Export Volume to South Korea


Dec 1 - West Coast Pink Shrimp Season Ends at 32 Mln Pounds, a Disappointment as Volume and Value Cut 50%


Nov 15 - EU Importers Already Shifting Away from Indian Shrimp Prior to EU Inspection Visit


Nov 10 - CAPMA Says 1.6 Million Tons of Seafood Imported Illegally Into China at China Fisheries Show Seminar


Nov 8 - Goulian’s Sales Rise in Both Chinese and Foreign Markets, Fueled by E-commerce Business


Nov 7 - Ecuador's Songa Investing Further for China Shrimp Market, Says Shortages of Large Shrimp Over


Nov 6 - Thai Union 3rd Qtr Highlights Shift from US Market, Lobster Sales to China, and High Skipjack Prices


Nov 3 - September 2017 Shrimp Imports Increase, YTD Imports Higher Through Q3


Nov 3 - August Sees Increase in Shrimp Exports from Vietnam


Nov 1 - Trū Shrimp Building Hatchery in Luverne, Minnesota, After Engineering Breakthrough


Oct 27 - Mexico Reportedly Suspends Honduran Shrimp Exports Due to Yellow Head Disease


Oct 26 - Weihai City In Shandong Provice Exports First White Shrimp to Canada; Prices Elsewhere Fluctuate


Oct 25 - EU Increases Vietnam Shrimp Imports After Standstill in June and July


Oct 23 - Russia to Increase Tax Burden on Domestic Fishing Industry


Oct 18 - White Shrimp Prices Drop in Some China Regions Due to Market, Environmental Factors


Oct 17 - Captain D’s Franchisee Opens Second Restaurant In Less Than 60 Days


Oct 12 - Trader Joe’s Stops Buying Mexican Shrimp as Part of Effort To Save Vaquita Porpoise From Extinction


Oct 12 - Wenzhou City Seafood Import Volume Grows, Primarily Due to Oysters


Oct 6 - Legend Holdings Attracts Much Attention While Making Inroads in Chinese Seafood Industry


Oct 3 - Texas Gulf Coast Fishing Industry Struggles After Hurricane Harvey


Oct 2 - Tru Shrimp Building Largest Shrimp Facility in the World in Minnesota


Oct 2 - MSC Grants First Chain of Custody Certification to Cruise Ship Company Tallink Silja


Sep 29 - CPF Institutes '3 Cleaning Approach' in its Thai Shrimp Farms- Clean Ponds, Clean Water, Clean Stock


Sep 28 - Guangzhou Airport Adopts New Inspection Platform to Speed Clearance for E-commerce Products


Sep 28 - Festivals Boost Chinese Shrimp Demand; Prices Expected to Rise


Sep 26 - Gulf Coast Shrimp Landings for August Released; Texas Numbers Maintain Average


Sep 25 - Guolian Plans to Raise Private Funding to Boost White Shrimp Production in China


Sep 25 - Shrimp Disease Outbreak in Fujian and Guangdong has Flooded Market, Lowering Prices


Sep 19 - Sysco Now Offering Sustainable and Artificial Additive-Free Wild Caught Shrimp


Sep 19 - US Lowers Indian Shrimp Duty Rates by 62%


Sep 13 - Red Lobster Has a "Secret Menu" During Their Endless Shrimp Promotion


Sep 11 - Florida Organic Aquaculture LLC Retains M&A Specialist, Equity Partners HG


Sep 6 - Red Lobster's 2017 Endless Shrimp Promotion Begins With 2 New Offerings


Sep 6 - Texas Oyster Production, and Shrimp, Will Take Long Time to Recover; 25% of Shrimp Fleet Damaged


Sep 6 - China Shrimp Prices Expected to Increase as Typhoon Hits Farms in China's Pearl River Delta


Aug 31 - Hurricane Harvey Takes its Toll on Seafood Industry


Aug 30 - Luke’s Lobster Giving Out Free Lobster Rolls to Push Lobster Emoji Petition


Aug 29 - Long John Silver’s Adds New Butterfly Shrimp Dish to Menu for Limited Time


Aug 25 - Brunei Blue Shrimp Sold Exclusively on Alibaba's T-Mall Platform Under New Agreement


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European Importers Move to Strengthen India Shrimp Trade with High Level Meetings in Goa

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - January 16, 2018

A group of high level European shrimp importers including Klaas Paul, Nordic Seafood and the Seafood Connection, along with the importer associations of the Netherlands, the European Seafood Importers Group, and UK buyers will meet with Indian shrimp officials at the upcoming India International Seafood Show in Goa at the end of this month.

The meeting is being organized by Willem van der Pijl, director of STIP (Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal) and Solidariadad, a European ...

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Beijing Customs Uncovers Frozen Seafood Smuggling Case Worth Millions

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [365jia] translated by Amy Zhong - January 15, 2018

Five-layer shelves are all filled with frozen seafood such as white shrimp, Argentine red shrimp and tiger shrimp with total weight of 3,000 tons. This is a scene that Beijing customs officials have seen in a Hebei food company at 5 a.m. on December 27. With the cooperation of local officials, Beijing customs has cracked down on its largest smuggling case of frozen seafood worth almost 300 million yuan (~$46.6 million USD).

Beijing customs targeted smuggled frozen products and agricultural products in its ...

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Importers Fearful of Shrimp Disaster 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [News Analysis] by John Sackton - January 9, 2018

Given the recklessness with which some in Congress and the current administration are approaching trade issues, shrimp importers are fearful they could see a disaster that would have impacts across the entire US restaurant sector and retail sector.

There is a rider in the Senate Budget Bill, S.B. 1662, that if passed, would give the U.S. shrimp industry 30 days to meet new reporting requirements of the seafood import monitoring program.  Currently Shrimp is exempted for the foreseeable future.

Shrimp is the country’s most popular seafood, with Americans eating on average over 4 lbs. of shrimp per person per year.  Almost all of this shrimp, around 90%, is imported.  This year Gulf landings are the second lowest in five years, around 93.4 million pounds through the end of November.  Meanwhile, imports are at a record level of 1.3 billion pounds, with December’s imports not counted yet.

So the Gulf is producing about 7% of the total US shrimp supply.

In this environment, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran has introduced a rider in the Senate budget bill 

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Chinese Seasonal Shrimp Price Rise Stronger This Year Due to Shortages

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - January 9, 2018

Chinese shrimp prices peak around this time every year, but a serious shortage this year has shown a spike in prices and difficulty sourcing large white shrimp. China's shrimp price index is reported to be 137.93 points on January 3, which rises by 6.06 percent (7.88 points) from that of December 20, 2017. Its farm gate shrimp price is 28.53 yuan/jin (~$8.74 USD/kg) for those at 40 shrimps/jin with an increase ...

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Nationwide Smuggling Crackdown in China Hits Seafood Importers in 11 cities

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  January 5, 2018

In a move that could prove disruptive to many markets prior to the Chinese New Year, Chinese authorities made major smuggling raids in the last week of December in eleven cities, targeting seafood importers who brought product through Vietnam.

Such products include Vannamei shrimp from Ecuador, Argentine shrimp, and panagasius.

Xinhua News reported that Fujian-based Fujian Anxin Industrial will face criminal prosecution after being implicated in smuggling 41,000t of pangasius products into China worth CNY 690m.

Fuzhou customs discovered and dismantled a smuggling ring involving 38 individuals. The report states that in 2014, Fujian Anxin established a subsidiary company in Vietnam which then sent seafood products including pangasius, tuna and shrimp into China...

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China Demand For Vietnam Shrimp up 60% in 2017, China Now largest Importer of Pangasius 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan News] Translated by Amy Zhong January 5, 2018

China’s great demand has boosted Vietnam’s seafood exports in 2017, but a recent customs crackdown has left traders uncertain about border crossings in the first week of the New Year. (See accompanying story).

There is a drastic increase in Vietnam’s seafood export thanks to strong demand in China, according to the VASEP (Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers). 

In the year of 2017, Vietnam has earned a revenue ..

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Georgia Extends Shrimp Season Until January 15th

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - December 27, 2017

Georgia's Department of Natural Resources has extended the commercial shrimp season until 6:15 p.m. on January 15. Commercial trawlers, as well as commercial and recreational cast-netters can continue to operate in the water past the usual December 31st closing date

"Our coast wide trawl survey showed shrimp abundance in the coastal waters of Georgia to be only slightly below the long-term average," Lindsey Aubart, Marine Biologist with the Coastal Resources Division, said in a press release ...

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Yiguo Signs Cooperation Agreement with Guolian to Supply High-end Seafood on T-mall

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[China News] translated by Amy Zhong - December 20, 2017

Yiguo Group has reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Guolian to provide buyers on T-mall of Alibaba with high-end seafood. As the agreement reads, they are to further cooperation in fields like supply, R&D and branding.

Yiguo, founded in 2005, is China’s first e-commerce platform of fresh food. It has subsidiaries that are specialized in sourcing global fresh food, cold chain supply and sales channels such as ...

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China’s Domestic Shrimp Output Drops by 10%; Decrease Could Mean Higher Imports

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Sohu] translated by Amy Zhong - December 14, 2017

The year of 2017 is coming to an end. A review of China’s shrimp aquaculture this year reveals that its output has contracted by around 10 percent, which in turn has brought higher prices. It contributes to some increase in import but also makes the problem of trans-border trade more serious.

China’s shrimp prices have stayed at high levels. For example, they peak in Guangdong province for those at the size of 60, 80 or 120 shrimp/jin (1 jin=0.5 kg) this July and ...

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Coldwater Shrimp Market May be Tight in Early 2018

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Undercurrent News] by Neil Ramsden - December 7, 2017

With west Atlantic coldwater shrimp catches declining, and supply seemingly growing through China's increased interest in the product, signs point to a tighter market than ever early in 2018.

Sources said that Christmas sales of shrimp at retail seem to be moving more healthily than at this point in 2016; orders are up slightly year-on-year, and retailers have apparently purchased more, and earlier, to ensure they do not sell out ...

 

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Vietnam Overcomes Challenges to Grow Shrimp Export Volume to South Korea

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - December 4, 2017

Vietnam’s shrimp exports to South Korea has been increasing satisfactorily, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). Its export value has increased 29.8 percent to reach US $243.2 million through Sept. 15 from the same period last year.

Now South Korea has risen to be the fifth-largest importer of Vietnamese shrimp, following only the ...

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EU Importers Already Shifting Away from Indian Shrimp Prior to EU Inspection Visit

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton November 15, 2017

Indian Seafood Exporters are concerned that the upcoming visit by an EU inspection team might lead to a ban on Indian Seafood Exports to the EU.

In 2016, the EU increased the frequency of inspections from 10% to 50% of shrimp shipments from India.

A review of EU rejections shows that between January of 2016 and November of 2017, a total of 22 cross border shipments were rejected.  Of these 15 were due to Nitrofurans, and 2 were for Chloramphenicol. 

The others were for poor temperature control, and salmonella, which the EU deems ‘not serious’.

The pace of rejections for nitrofurans has worsened in 2017.  In 2016 there were 3 rejections, while in 2017 there were 12, the latest being 2 rejections in September of 2017.

The British Frozen Food Federation said in a letter to the Commerce and Industry Minister in August that indications they were receiving from the commission is that the steps taken so far were not enough.

More recently, some British importers report that ...

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Goulian’s Sales Rise in Both Chinese and Foreign Markets, Fueled by E-commerce Business

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Jingji] translated by Amy Zhong - November 8, 2017

Goulian released its quarterly report recently. As the report shows, its revenue reachee 3.014 billion yuan (~$454.6 million USD) within the first three quarters this year, which increased by 62.66 percent from the same period last year. And its net profit attributable to shareholders skyrocketed by 78.46 percent to 112 million yuan (~$17 million USD). This achievement resulted from rapid growth of its business at home and abroad as well as its continual efforts in developing e-commerce platforms.

China is set to ...

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Thai Union 3rd Qtr Highlights Shift from US Market, Lobster Sales to China, and High Skipjack Prices

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  Nov. 6 2017

As the Thai Union Group is now one of the largest and most influential global seafood companies, the quarterly management discussion released as part of their financial reporting documents important trends for both the company, and the seafood industry as a whole.

In the 3rd quarter, gross profit fell 5.6% year over year due to a 40% increase in the raw material price of skipjack tuna, compared to the 3rd quarter of 2016.  Overall sales grew to a record 35.885 billion Thai Bhat, and ...

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August Sees Increase in Shrimp Exports from Vietnam

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - November 3, 2017

According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the country’s shrimp export value has rebounded and ballooned by 21.3 percent to reach USD $2.3 billion this August compared with last year. Greater demand is the main factor for driving up the export ...

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Mexico Reportedly Suspends Honduran Shrimp Exports Due to Yellow Head Disease

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - October 27, 2017

Honduran shrimp exports to Mexico have been suspended. The Mexican government reportedly suspended imports from the country due to the alleged presence of yellow head disease, a viral infection that can be contagious and wipe out an entire shrimp farm. The suspension is a big blow to Honduras, who counts on Mexico for 25% of their total exports ...

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More China Crack Downs on High-Value Seafood Smuggling From Vietnam

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Xunjk and ePaper] translated by Amy Zhong - January 10, 2018

Seafood smuggling has long been an open secret in China’s seafood industry. In recent years, the government has taken several measures against these illegal activities. It has signed free trade agreements with foreign countries to reduce tariffs and has also taken action against smugglers. Recently the customs departments have uncovered two large-scale smuggling cases.

On January 2, Nanjing customs cooperated with departments in other regions to seize a seafood smuggling gang that had worked in frozen markets of Wuxi and Kunshan of Jiangsu province. Customs found four suspects and made three arrests. Initial research shows his gang smuggled 8,000 tons of frozen seafood worth 200 million yuan (~$30.1 million USD).

The gang started this business in July of 2013. It worked with a Guangxi team...

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Rubicon Cleared by California Judge in Trafficking Case Involving Thai Shrimp Companies

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - January 9, 2018

Central California Federal Judge John F. Walter, dismissed a civil lawsuit brought by seven Cambodian nationals seeking compensation for their treatment as workers in two Thai seafood processing plants in December.

Recently released court documents show in three separate orders, Walter dismissed the plaintiffs claims against a Thai seafood processing plant S.S. Frozen Food Co., Ltd. (SSF), another Thai seafood processing plant, Phatthana Seafood Co., Ltd. (Phatthana), a Thai company registered to do business in ...

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China's Shrimp Seed Industry Working Through Obstacles in 2018

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong - January 8, 2018

The past two years have witnessed great changes to shrimp seed industry in China as well as globally, including adjustments in the industries of shrimp broodstock and aquaculture. All these make shrimp farmers feel at a loss and get seed companies trapped in a dilemma. The journalist for Fishfirst has visited several seed companies in Hainan, a region renowned for seed hatchery of white shrimps, in hopes of discovering the trend of the seed industry. The interviews resulted ...

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New Year Border Crackdown Means Uncertainty in Vietnamese Seafood Shipments to China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Undercurrent News] by Louis Harkell  January 5, 2018

Seafood 'grey trade' into China from Vietnam has largely ground to a halt, industry sources told Undercurrent News, after last week's Chinese government-led anti-smuggling operation across 11 cities specifically targeted seafood.

An industry source in Vietnam told Undercurrent that most logistics agents on the Chinese side of the border with Vietnam are now refusing to take seafood from Vietnam smuggled through the grey trade, until they clarify whether the latest crackdown is another flash in the pan or indicates a more substantial shift in Chinese government policy.

“Most of the logistic agents on the China side have stopped picking up cargo as of the year end [and won't pick up anymore] until Jan. 8,” said the source, who did not wish to be quoted by name. “They're waiting to see if the Chinese government has changed rules in the New Year."

On the Chinese messaging app...

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trū Shrimp Lab Renovation Creates More Optimal Environment For Shrimp to Thrive

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - January 3, 2018

trū Shrimp, an aquaculture company focused on sustaining a growing global population with healthy, clean shrimp, has completed renovation at their Innovation Center and Laboratory.

The Minnesota based company, which is an affiliate of Ralco, has upgraded their state-of-the-art facility with the hopes of continuing to "keep trū Shrimp at the forefront of shrimp aquaculture." Improvements include extending the length of production Tidal Basins, as well as replacing ...

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Zhanjiang’s White Shrimp Frozen Exports Increase This Year

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [GDZJ] translated by Amy Zhong - December 22, 2017

According to Zhanjiang customs, Zhanjiang exports of frozen white shrimp worth 80 million yuan (~$12 million USD) from January to November, which increased by 74 percent compared with the same period last year. Most shrimp are sold to countries like Russia and the U.S. Among them, Russia imports frozen shrimp worth 50 million yuan (~$7.6 million USD), which makes up 58.6 percent of Zhanjiang’s total export. And the export value to America is 10 million yuan (~$1.5 million USD), which constitutes ...

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White Shrimp Prices Rise in China; Seasonal Shrimp Shortage May Lead to Further Increases

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - December 18, 2017

On December 13, China’s shrimp price index is reported to be 124.82 points, which is an increase of 4.28 percent (5.12 points) from the last statistic date (Dec 6). The average farm gate price is 25.82 yuan/jin ($7.80/kg USD) for those weighing about 40 shrimps/jin (80 shrimp/kg), which increases 1.06 yuan/jin ($0.32/kg USD).

A review of China’s farm gate prices of white shrimps shows they have rebounded quickly within the past week, especially in the main aquaculture regions ...

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Maine Shrimp Fishery May Never Rebound

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - December 8, 2017

Declining stocks related to warming ocean waters has closed Maine’s commercial northern shrimp fishery for a fifth year – and maybe forever.

According to Free Press Online, colder winters, and in return colder water, is needed to help the shrimp stocks recover. However, government data suggests that the cold water that shrimp need to thrive might not return anytime soon. NASA research found that the Gulf of Maine is “warming faster than any other ocean are in the globe ...

 

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Shrimp Imports Continue to Accelerate, Driven by Retail Demand

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton - December 5, 2017

The latest shrimp import figures show that shrimp demand in the US is continuing to accelerate, particularly in retail categories.

Through the end of October, 2017, total US shrimp imports now stand at a record 1.19 billion pounds, compared to the year ago figure of 1.08 billion lbs.  This is a 10.4% increase.

Peeled raw shrimp continues to dominate, with India accounting for around 50% of all peeled raw imports.

Total peeled imports were 508 million lbs., compared to 439 million the prior year.  India accounted for 230 million lbs. or 49%...

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West Coast Pink Shrimp Season Ends at 32 Mln Pounds, a Disappointment as Volume and Value Cut 50%

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - December 1, 2017

Chalk up the 2017 West Coast pink shrimp season to a really odd year.

When the season opened in April, the market was terrible, processors said.

"Nobody wanted shrimp, nobody wanted to talk about shrimp," Hallmark Fisheries Manager Scott Adams said.

But as the year went on, the market improved. European buyers started looking for ...

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CAPMA Says 1.6 Million Tons of Seafood Imported Illegally Into China at China Fisheries Show Seminar

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Undercurrent News] by Tom Seaman  Nov 10, 2017

QINGDAO, China -- China’s total seafood imports were around 5.6 million metric tons in 2016, said the top executive with the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA).

Speaking during the Sustainable Seafood Forum, held on Oct. 31, the day before the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo, Cui He, the head of CAPPMA, said around 1.6m of this is smuggled into the country, not legally imported.

 Around 1m metric tons comes through Vietnam, he said. It’s an open secret in the seafood sector that seafood is shipped to Haiphong, a port in the north of Vietnam, then smuggled across the Chinese border, to avoid import duties and sales tax. Also, seafood is smuggled into China via Hong Kong.

According to Cui, new routes are opening up, such as shrimp from India being smuggled into China via the border with the country’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in the northwest...

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Ecuador's Songa Investing Further for China Shrimp Market, Says Shortages of Large Shrimp Over

songa shrimp to chinaSEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] Translated by Amy Zhong  Nov. 7, 2017

An increase of production capacity helps alleviate the shortage of large white shrimps from Ecuador.

Thanks to favorable climate, Ecuador is able to raise white shrimps renowned for tight meat and delicious taste. They are widely received among Chinese consumers. As the statistics show, over 50% of Ecuador’s white shrimps are exported to Asia this year, while most are sold to China.

There is some shortage of such shrimps within this first half year because of frequent heavy rainfall in Ecuador. Farmers have to sell out shrimps smaller than expected. 

Songa is the largest shrimp exporter to China and South Korea. According to Miguel Cucalon, its commercial manager...

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September 2017 Shrimp Imports Increase, YTD Imports Higher Through Q3

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Paul Brown, Jr. - November 3, 2017

September shrimp imports were just released and indicate a 14% increase for the month, leaving YTD imports 9.6% higher through Q3. The aggregated value of total shrimp imports in September was $4.40 versus a year ago at $4.18; a 5.3% increase. Shrimp imports typically peak next month; October.

Indian shrimp imports were up 25.2% pushing their YTD imports 42.1% higher! Indonesian imports were significantly higher in September but remain lower YTD...

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Trū Shrimp Building Hatchery in Luverne, Minnesota, After Engineering Breakthrough

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - November 1, 2017

The trū Shrimp Company announced on Wednesday that they will be building their first hatchery in Luverne, Minnesota. The company, an affiliate of Ralco, will be sharing the 60-acre campus with the Luverne Bay Harbor shrimp production facility after an engineering breakthrough.

According to trū Shrimp CEO Michael Ziebell, the company had bio-security concerns about the hatchery being close to ...

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