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

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

American Private Equity Firm, KKR, Invests in China’s Fish Feed Industry

KKR, a world leading investment institution, has made an investment in Guangdong Yuehai Feed Group, a large aquatic animal feed producer in China. The investment by KKR aims at expanding the business scale of Yuehai Feed Group and better fulfilling the demand of Chinese consumers for safe and healthy animal protein products…Full Article: Xinhua Finance

Sea Cucumber Farmers in Hebei Province Suing ConocoPhillips China and CNOOC Over 2011 Oil spill

A trial involving 21 aquaculture farmers demanding compensation from ConocoPhillips China and the China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) over an oil spill in 2011 began Tuesday [9 December 2014]. The sea cucumber farmers from Leting County of Hebei province demanded a compensation of 148 million yuan ($23.9 million) to cover their economic losses and

E-Commerce Website Taobao to Sell Taiwanese Mullet Roe to Wealthy Chinese Consumers

Taiwanese mullet roe is targeting high-end Chinese consumers on leading shopping website Taobao with a price tag of 2,000 yuan (US$330) for 450 grams. A Taiwanese delicatessen will be launched on Dec. 12 when the “Taobao Taiwan Pavilion” opens…Full article: WantChinaTimes Dec 2013 Key point Mullet roe, a delicacy produced in Japan and Taiwan, currently