China has resumed imports of Japanese koi, removing a ban imposed amid viral disease outbreaks at Japanese fishing farms in 2003, authorities in Shanghai said Tuesday [27 December 2016]. The first shipment of 20 Japanese koi arrived in Shanghai Friday and is undergoing quarantine inspection at the airport, the Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau said in a press release…Full Article: ECNS.cn Dec 2016

Key Point

  • In 2015, China’s aquarium carp market had a CNY 10 billion (US$1.44 billion) annual turnover.

ChinaAg Comment

  • From 2012 to 2015, mainland China’s imports of live freshwater ornamental fish (incl. koi) increased from US$1.7 million to US$8 million. Mainland China’s top suppliers were Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Over the same period, Hong Kong imports of freshwater ornamental fish (incl. koi) decreased from US$9.5 million to US$6.2 million. Hong Kong’s top suppliers were Japan and the USA.

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