China Lifts Partial Ban on Filipino Bananas

The Chinese government has lifted the ban on the import of bananas coming from the Philippines. During his courtesy call at the Department of Agriculture, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said China would now accept bananas and pineapples from Philippine-based exporters…Full Article: Philstar Oct 2016 Key Points In September 2016, officials from China’s General Administration of

China’s Animal Feed Giant, New Hope Group, Plans to Acquire an Aquaculture Company

The billionaire chairman of New Hope Group Co, China’s largest privately held agricultural company, is looking to buy fish-farming assets in Southeast Asia as part of a 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) push to expand overseas. “We plan to acquire an aquaculture company,” Liu Yonghao, 64, said in an interview in Beijing. Though he declined

Record-breaking Chinese Sturgeon Caught in Jiangxi Province’s Poyang Lake

A rare large Chinese sturgeon has been caught by a fisherman in China’s largest freshwater lake Poyang Lake, east China’s Jiangxi Province, local fishery authorities said Wednesday. The sturgeon which measures 1.3 meters and weighs about 13.5 kilograms(29.8 pounds) is the largest Chinese sturgeon ever discovered in the lake, according to the fishery bureau of

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

Maori Trade Delegation Participates in Qingdao’s Fisheries & Seafood Expo

New Zealand’s Maori-owned seafood companies are looking for more collaboration with Chinese partners to enter the Chinese market, Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell said Wednesday [4 November 2015]. Flavell, who is currently heading a Maori trade delegation to China, was supporting seafood export companies exhibiting at the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in the