Dalian Seafood Company Under Scrutiny after Suffering Surprise Financial Losses

A Chinese seafood company has found itself in deep waters after blaming ‘missing’ scallops for a looming loss of up to 720 million yuan (US$114 million), drawing a sharp rap on the knuckles from state media and raising suspicions on social media…Full Article: South China Morning Post Feb 2018 Shenzhen-listed Zhangzidao Group Co, an aquatic

Hong Kong Suspends Oyster Imports from Tasmania Due to PSP Toxin

The food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced Saturday [23 September 2017] that the import into and sale within Hong Kong of raw oysters and shellfish from Australia’s Tasmania has been suspended with immediate effect. The trade should stop using and selling the product immediately should they possess it, said

China Promotes Deqing Pearl Farming as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System

China will bid to inscribe its centuries-old freshwater pearl farming as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System, a world heritage equivalent. Work for filing the application to the United Nations’s Food and Agriculture Organization is being prepared by the county government of Deqing, where in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), local man Ye Jinyang developed

Researchers in Dalian Developing Aquatic Robots to Help Harvest Sea cucumbers, Sea Urchins, and Abalone

A leading Chinese fishery company and the Dalian University of Technology have established a laboratory to develop underwater robots, which are expected to take the place of divers to catch precious seafood. The robots will also likely perform seabed monitoring tasks at fishing grounds in Dalian, Liaoning province…Full Article: ECNS.cn Apr 2017 Key Point The

Chinese Constructed Aquaculture Center Built in Hardap Region, Namibia

A Chinese-built inland aquaculture center was handed over to the government of Namibia on Friday [8 July 2016]. The Hardap Inland Aquaculture Center, about 270 kilometers from capital Windhoek, was constructed by the Sinohydro Tianjin Engineering on behalf of the Chinese government…Full Article: ECNS.cn July 2016 Key Points In November 2014, construction on the Hardap