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Large Imports of Seafood for Chinese New Year Eve in Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou News, 9 February 2015

In the seafood markets of Hangzhou, consumers can easily see French live Oysters, Irish Crabs and Lobsters, Mozambican Lobsters, Vietnamese Tiger Crabs, Chilean Salmons and King Crabs, Argentinian Prawns, and Canadian Urchins, Scallops and Snails.
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Canadian Lobster Industry Attached Importance to Chinese New Year Market

People’s Daily, 5 February 2015

In this season, every week, about 100 tonnes of Canada’s live and fresh Lobsters are transported to China, making up 25% of its global export.
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President HAN Ming of China Hotel Association Discussed with Hong Kong Abalone Master YANG Guanyi on Training Chinese Chefs

China Hotel Association, 6 February 2015

On 5 February 2015, President HAN Ming of China Hotel Association had discussions with Hong Kong famous chef YANG Guanyi, Abalone master, and the founder of the Hong Kong Fulin Hotel.

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Hong Kong Customs Reminds Public of Supply of Fake Dried Abalone Slices by Unscrupulous Traders

HK Customs Press Releases, 4 February 2015

The Customs and Excise Department today (February 4) reminded members of the public to watch out for the supply of fake abalone slices in the market and reminded consumers to refrain from buying dried seafood of unreasonably low prices.

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Singapore: Abalone Producer Oceanus Group Announces Major Business Restructuring

BT Invest, 28 January 2015

In accordance with the press release of the Group, CEO and Executive Director Peter Koh says: “…We expect the Group’s China operation to reduce costs by more than 50 per cent in two months…”
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Salmon Imported via China Chengdu Airport is about 10% Cheaper

Chendu Daily, 28 January 2015

Chengdu International Airport has imported chilled Salmon from Denmark, Norway, Scotland and other countries, and Chengdu City plans to do so from Australia, Chile and other countries.

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Korea - Imports of Norwegian Seafood Skyrockets in 2014

The Korea Bizwire, 12 January 2015

Last year, the largest mackerel exporter to Korea was Norway. In addition, Norwegian seafood products turned in a remarkable performance in Korea’s salmon and king crab markets.

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