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CHINA

Prices of Abalone (Single-shelled) in Markets of Aquatic Products in China on 27 June 2016


Agsc123.com, 28 June 2016

An overview of the prices of Abalone from ten markets across China on 27 June 2016. The prices of Abalone at size of above 5 cm were up to 360 RMB yuan per kg. and below 5 cm were up to 240 yuan per kg...
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One Enterprise in Shoushan City China Has Invented New Freezing Equipment Able to Turn Frozen Fish into Live One  


Zhoushan Daily, 28 June 2016

It was reported that live tilapia was put into a rapid-freezing machine. The tilapia became stiff and frozen quickly. Surprisingly, a few minutes later, when the frozen fish was placed into water and thawed, and it swam again.. The above event took place in the workshop of Zhoushan Lingran Science & Technology Co Ltd, in Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province Eastern China. The company used a new type of rapid-freezing machine with nitrogen at -196℃. Three companies of aquatic products have ordered the machines from Mr Zhang Weibo, Chair of the company. He also plans to apply the technology to export trade in aquatic products at volume of 1000 tonnes.
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New Requirements by Shanghai CIQ for Imports of Meat and Aquatic Products through Cross-border Ecommerce  


Shanghai CIQ, 6 June 2016

With respect to recent concerns by enterprises of cross-border ecommerce about border entry of meat and aquatic products by bonded ecommerce, to support pilot projects of cross-border ecommerce (CBEC) in Shanghai, Shanghai CIQ responsible for inspection and quarantine  announced in June 2016 the requirements for quarantine and inspection on the border entry of meat and aquatic products. The requirements included the following items: filing of importers and offshore exporters, scope of meat and aquatic products for CBEC, Inspection and quarantine requirements. facilitation measures, and the list of meat and aquatic products required for quarantine approval.
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Free-Trade Talks Giving Canadian Seafood an Edge in China


SeafoodSource, 7 June 2016

This would be a game changer for exports of Canadian seafood exports to China, which have been growing at an annual rate of 15 to 20 percent over the past five years.
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Putian Municipal Government China Proactive in Pushing the Development of Standards for Nanri Abalone  


Ptweb, 23 June 2016

The Putian Municipal Government, Fujian Province, eastern China are organizing local Abalone farmers to register their Abalone products, and pushing development of standards for Abalone quality and safety. In Abalone production model and demonstration zones, three local Abalone exporters have obtained ISO9001 certifications; 2 exporters obtained ISO22000 certifications. They are organizing Nanri Abalone Industry Association to actively cooperate with Fujian Provincial Institute of Fisheries Research, in conducting breeding evaluations of 12 breeding farms for Haliotis discus hannai. Since the beginning of 2016, Putian City has exported 96 tonnes of Abalone and its products worth US$ 4.06 million
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SINGAPORE

Singapore Strengthens Seafood Safety


Madgetech News, 27 June 2016

New standards for handling frozen fish and seafood are in effect in Singapore. The voluntary guidelines focus on temperature control in an effort to cut down on the amount of food spoiled from the time of harvest until the product hits store shelves.
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Leading Chinese abalone supplier plans to make waves in Singapore


Media Corp Singapore, June 2016

Zhangzidao Group, a China-based seafood distributor with a marine farm three times the size of Singapore, has ambitious plans: It aims to have every household in Singapore consuming at least one can of its abalone come Chinese New Year in 2017.
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JAPAN

Japanese Farms Boosting Bluefin Tuna Farming


TheFishSite, 2 June 2016

International regulations on tuna fishing are becoming increasingly strict in the midst of further concerns over declining tuna stocks and overfishing. Amidst this, companies in Japan are turning to bluefin tuna farming, with at least two market leaders moving ahead in aquaculture development. Bonnie Waycott reports for TheFishSite on a range of companies in Japan that are trying their hands at farming the famous bluefin.
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Japan reveals plan for rebuilding its fisheries


SeafoodSource.com, 15 June 2016

Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has submitted its annual White Paper on Fisheries to the legislature for approval. The English version has yet to be released, but SeafoodSource contributing editor Chris Loew has obtained a copy and summarized the policy goals outlined by the ministry for fiscal year 2016.
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