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Apr 19 - Novia Scotia Lobstermen Seeking Response From DFO on Industry-Led By-Catch Monitoring Program


Apr 16 - Seafood News Podcast: Fish Fillet Sales During Lent, Lobster Shell Disease, Beat Bobby Flay and More


Apr 13 - Maine’s Sen Collins Promises Market Access Dollars, But US Lobster Exports Badly Hurt by CETA


Apr 12 - China Summer Fishing Closures Have Less Market Impact Due to High Imports


Apr 10 - Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Renewed By Maine Legislature Until 2021


Apr 6 - Mazzetta Gloucester Plant Doing Minor Processing Now, Has No Plans To Process Lobster


Apr 2 - New Seafood News Podcast: Alaska Halibut Prices, Red Lobster's New Lobster and Waffle Dish and More


Mar 27 - BRIO Tuscan Grille Kicks off Spring With Seafood Celebration


Mar 26 - Canada’s Seafood Exports to China Increased 25% in 2017; Lobsters Prove Most Popular


Mar 19 - Maine DMR Hires New Scientists to Support Lobster Research, Inshore Trawl Survey


Mar 13 - Paturel Lobster Employees to get Financial Help from East Coast Seafoods


Mar 7 - East Coast Paturel Resilient After Fire, Transfers Processing, Restarts Live Lobster Buying


Mar 5 - Maine is Home to One of the Nicest McDonald’s Location


Mar 2 - Maine Lobster Landings Fall Sharply in 2017 as US total Supply Decreases


Mar 1 - Japanese-Style QSR Yoshinoya Expands Seafood Offerings During Lent


Feb 23 - VIDEO: New Bedford Fishing; Russian King Crab Price Gap; Ropeless Traps; Ecuador Shrimp Price


Feb 19 - China's Tariff Reduction Coincides with Imported Seafood Price Drops Around Chinese New Year


Feb 14 - The Most Popular Seafood Options for Valentine's Day


Feb 13 - Hema Fresh Opens Second Store in Shenzhen; Imported Seafood Can Arrive in Two Days


Feb 9 - SEAFOOD: A Decline in Shipments from Canada Leads Lobster Imports Lower in 2017


Feb 6 - China Blocks Zhangzidao Brunei Shrimp, Thai Union Lobster, and Some Flounder Imports in December


Feb 5 - Petition Circulating in UK to Ban Boiling Lobsters Alive; Amazon in Hot Water Over Lobster Offer


Feb 1 - Quiznos to Offer Free Lobster and Seafood Sub for Loyalty Members Starting Valentine's Day


Jan 31 - The Maine Lobster Science Study May Help Conservation Management in Other Parts of the Country


Jan 31 - ASMFC Invites Submission of Data for Developing Lobster Benchmark Stock Assessment


Jan 31 - Annie Tselikis, Maine Coast Marketing Manager, Moves to Job with Maine Lobster Dealer’s Association


Jan 30 - Lobsterfest Returns to Red Lobster With New Menu Items


Jan 24 - Maine Lobster Marketing Group Proud of State's Conservation Efforts


Jan 18 - Shanghai Sets New Live Seafood Import Record in 2017


Jan 17 - Florida Keys Commercial Fishing Captain Arrested After Illegally Dumping Lobster Traps


Jan 17 - Survey Shows Lobster Recruitment Up Around P.E.I.


Jan 16 - Carrefour's Innovation Brings Lobster, Oyster Delivery to Chinese Online Consumers in One Hour


Jan 11 - Matthew Tourkistas Joins Whitecap as Director of Sales


Jan 9 - P.E.I. Lobstermen Landed 36.4 Million Pounds in 2017, up 20% over Last Year


Jan 5 - Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls Begins Franchising


Jan 5 - Alibaba Opening 30 Fresh Hema Stores Around Beijing as JD.COM Opens its First 7Fresh


Dec 29 - Whole Foods Lists Transparency As One Of The Top Food Trends For 2018


Dec 28 - Legal Seafoods, Lobster Gram Named 'Best Of' 2017 By TopConsumerReviews.com


Dec 21 - Fears Raised that Insatiable Chinese Demand Could Wipe Out Bahamian Lobsters


Nov 30 - Ending Yet to be Written for Hema Fresh's Fairy Tale Rise in China


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Novia Scotia Lobstermen Seeking Response From DFO on Industry-Led By-Catch Monitoring Program

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 19, 2018

The Southwest Lobster Science Society (SWLSS) is demanding some change from Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) regional management. The group, which is comprised of lobstermen in Southwestern Nova Scotia, is rallying to make some changes to the at-sea observer program to monitor bycatch.

Last year the DFO announced that they would be implementing an at-sea observer program to monitor bycatch in the lobster fishery. The program, which would go into effect in the fall of 2018, would require fishermen to ...

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Seafood News Podcast: Fish Fillet Sales During Lent, Lobster Shell Disease, Beat Bobby Flay and More

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 16, 2018

Seafood News podcast hosts Nicole Christie and Amanda Buckle break down retail sales of fresh and frozen fish fillets during Lent, talk lobster shell disease in Maine, and give the latest update on SIMP. Plus, seafood goes Hollywood with Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay and singer Nick Jonas’ viral tuna salad recipe.

This podcast is sponsored by Urner Barry's Comtell. Download the new Comtell app for iOS from the Apple app store or for Android from Google Play ...

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China Summer Fishing Closures Have Less Market  Impact Due to High Imports

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Ex.cssn] - translated by Amy Zhong

China’s off-season fishing has started and relevant regulations have been implemented in coastal provinces like Shandong, Zhejiang and Fujian. However, according to Hema stores, the good news is that this has little influence on its consumers’ seafood consumption thanks to global seafood supply to Shanghai.

This season used to be a big deal for consumers, especially seafood lovers. But now Chinese consumers have more options while buying imported seafood whose prices are increasingly affordable. Hema continues searching ...

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Mazzetta Gloucester Plant Doing Minor Processing Now, Has No Plans To Process Lobster

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] By Amanda Buckle - April 6, 2018

Despite Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken not hearing anything from Mazzetta Company about the reopening of the Gloucester Seafood Processing plant, founder and CEO Tom Mazzetta confirmed to Seafood News that the facility will be open by the end of the year.

“We’re refitting a few things in the plant right now,” said Mazzetta.  “I didn’t know the mayor was a partner in our plant and that we needed her permission to open the plant ...

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BRIO Tuscan Grille Kicks off Spring With Seafood Celebration 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 27, 2018

Spring has sprung and BRIO Tuscan Grille is ready to embrace the new season with their Seafood Celebration.

Beginning Tuesday, April 3 and running until Sunday, June 17, the casual Italian cuisine restaurant will be serving chef-inspired seafood items for lunch and dinner. These dishes, which are made from scratch, include:Grilled Salmon Fresca, Shrimp Mediterranean, and Lobster & Shrimp Ravioli.

“Spring is the ideal season to present a seafood celebration for our guests,” BRIO Tuscan Grille Chef ....

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Maine DMR Hires New Scientists to Support Lobster Research, Inshore Trawl Survey 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 19, 2018

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced the hiring of two new scientists late last week. Jesica Waller of Newcastle, Maine, and Rebecca Peters of Silver Springs, Maryland, will be joining the DMR to “support existing and new research priorities.”

Waller is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, and got her master’s degree in marine biology from the University of Maine. She will be “responsible for conducting biological studies on American lobster that will ...

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East Coast Paturel Resilient After Fire, Transfers Processing, Restarts Live Lobster Buying

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 7, 2018

Since the loss of a lobster processing building on Deer Island on March 1st, East Coast Seafood/Paturel has made significant progress with alternative inter-company processing logistics and providing new employment opportunities for Paturel employees. 

East Coast said they have temporarily shifted lobster production to a second company facility along the Atlantic Coast and are working with agencies and other local Canadian companies to assist with job placement and job skills training ...

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Maine Lobster Landings Fall Sharply in 2017 as US Total Supply Decreases

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 2, 2018

Maine’s 2017 lobster landings were released Friday, and while the landings for last year are the sixth highest on record, it’s also a sharp fall from 2016’s numbers.

The Department of Marine Resources reports that lobster landings for 2017 came in at 110,819,760, a 16% drop from the year before. In 2016 lobster landings were 132,536,606, which was a jump from 2015, which saw 122,663,393.

The loss of 22 million pounds of lobster was mostly felt in Canadian processing, where exports from Maine to Canada fell by 16 million pounds in the summer of 2017.

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VIDEO: New Bedford Fishing; Russian King Crab Price Gap; Ropeless Traps; Ecuador Shrimp Price

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - February 23, 2018

The latest SeafoodNews.com Weekly Recap Video features: New Bedford Fishing Update; Russian King Crab Price Gap; Need for Ropeless Lobster Traps; Ecuador Shrimp Prices to China Fall.

This video is sponsored by Urner Barry's Foreign Trade Data. Visit the Urner Barry booth (#364) at Boston's Seafood Expo North America for your free demo.

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The Most Popular Seafood Options for Valentine's Day

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - February 14, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch….It’s Valentine’s Day and Seafood helps share the love!

Lovers choose lobster as the top Valentine’s Day dish to share with that special someone.

Crab legs and shrimp also get the nod as ‘romantic meals’ on one of the busiest dining out days for U.S. restaurants. 

In a national survey by Harris Interactive, chefs called lobster an ‘exotic delicacy’  that results in an intimate moment because it is hand-held and ...

 

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SEAFOOD: A Decline in Shipments from Canada Leads Lobster Imports Lower in 2017

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Urner Barry] by Jim Kenny - February 9,2018

Imports of lobster products from Canada declined 8.1 percent in December and 4.5 percent in all of 2017. Live was down 7.6% for the month, but was up 1.5% for the year. In-Shell, which includes tails and whole cooked, was down 9.3% in December and 5.4% in 2017. Meat was down 15.4% for the month and 20.9% for the year.

Imports of cold water lobster tails are down 6.7 percent Jan-Dec.

Imports of warm water lobster tails fell 2.8 percent in the month of December, but the annual total was 15.2 percent higher. The rise in 2017 imports is largely attributable to the increase in shipments from the Bahamas and Brazil which were up 50.8 and 33.6 percent respectively.

All imports were 8.1 percent lower ...

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Petition Circulating in UK to Ban Boiling Lobsters Alive; Amazon in Hot Water Over Lobster Offer

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - February 5, 2018

It may soon be illegal to boil lobsters alive in the UK.

Crustacean Compassion, an animal welfare organization based out of the UK, is looking to follow on the heels of Switzerland and convince government officials to ban the practice of boiling lobsters alive. The recent shift comes after a study found that lobsters could feel pain.

The organization has posted a petition to protect crabs and lobsters from pain under the Animal Welfare Act of 2006 ...

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The Maine Lobster Science Study May Help Conservation Management in Other Parts of the Country

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - January 31, 2018

There is no denying that Maine is proud of their lobster. The lobster industry in the state not only employs thousands of residents, but contributes more than $1 billion to the state’s economy every year. So, when a study conducted by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), the University of Maine and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that conservation practices being used by the northern New England lobster industry have aided lobstermen in bringing in ...

 

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Annie Tselikis, Maine Coast Marketing Manager, Moves to Job with Maine Lobster Dealer’s Association

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - January 31, 2018

Maine Coast’s marketing manager Annie Tselikis is departing the company to join Maine Lobster Dealer’s Association (MLDA) full time as their Executive Director, a position she’s held part time for two years.

“We are sorry to see Annie leave Maine Coast,” Maine Coast founder and CEO Tom Adams said in a press release. “She has been a great asset for our company, but she is uniquely suited to support all of the lobster business and work for the collective benefit of ...

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Maine Lobster Marketing Group Proud of State's Conservation Efforts

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - January 24, 2018

Following a recent study published by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), the University of Maine and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) highlighting Maine lobster industry's sustainability practices, Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) Executive Director Matt Jacobson says that the organization is continuing their conservation efforts as the ocean warms. 

“The Maine Lobster industry is incredibly proud to lead the way in this area, with sustainable fishing practices that have ...

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Florida Keys Commercial Fishing Captain Arrested After Illegally Dumping Lobster Traps

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - January 17, 2018

Florida Keys commercial fishing captain Ricardo Hernandez was arrested last week after a two-years-long investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC). Hernandez, 53, is being accused of illegally dumping over 30 lobster traps along the reef.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Hernandez was booked on January 11 for 31 felony counts for commercial dumping and an additional 33 felony counts for tampering with evidence ...

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Maine’s Sen Collins Promises Market Access Dollars, But US Lobster Exports Badly Hurt by CETA

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  April 13, 2018

Maine’s Senator Collins put out a press release touting her efforts to double funding for the USDA’s market access program, that has funded US lobster marketing efforts in Europe and elsewhere.

But at a hearing with Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, Purdue admitted that the new Canadian trade deal with Europe, called CETA, “puts us at a huge disadvantage..on our seafood.”

But he gave no specifics on how to prevent the US lobster industry from being harmed.

Since CETA came in to force, there has been a significant shift in lobster buying patterns in Europe.

In 2017’s fourth quarter, Canadian shippers increased their volume to Europe by 750,000 lbs, while US shippers saw reduced volumes by 1.7 million lbs...

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Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Renewed By Maine Legislature Until 2021

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 10, 2018

The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) secured a big win on Monday when a bill was signed to extend the marketing group’s efforts.

“We are incredibly pleased with Maine’s decision to continue forward with the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative,” MLMC executive director Matt Jacobson said in a statement. “We’re very proud of the work we’ve done over the past few years to position Maine Lobster as a true icon – one that consumers, media and chefs feel passionate about ...

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New Seafood News Podcast: Alaska Halibut Prices, Red Lobster's New Lobster and Waffle Dish and More

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 2, 2018

Join Seafood News Podcast hosts Nicole Christie and Amanda Buckle as they talk Alaska halibut prices and the latest news with the Gulf of St. Lawrence crab fishery. Plus, listen as they read the funniest tweets about Red Lobster’s new lobster and waffle dish.

This podcast was sponsored by Urner Barry's new Comtell App. Download the Comtell app through Google Play for Android or the App Store for iOS.

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Canada’s Seafood Exports to China Increased 25% in 2017; Lobsters Prove Most Popular

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Sohu] translated by Amy Zhong - March 26, 2018

Canada’s statistics show fish and other seafood exports increased during 2017. The export value rose by $312 million CAD to reach $6.9 billion CAD compared with 2016 and these seafood products are sold to 137 countries. Among all these, its seafood export value to China has grown the fastest at 25 percent. Japan is a close second at a 13 percent increase, while the export to the U.S. is comparatively stable. With regard to export species, the three most popular are ...

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Paturel Lobster Employees to get Financial Help from East Coast Seafoods

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton March 13, 2018

Nearly two weeks after a fire destroyed the Paturel International lobster processing operation, displaced workers have told local television that they will be receiving financial help.

Temporary foreign workers are not eligible for Canadian employment insurance.

Paturel International general manager Stuart MacKay says the company is doing whatever it can to help its employees.

"We do have housing on the island. We have room for quite a few people. We are not charging rent for any of our accommodations and it’s open to all employees that feel that they need to give up an apartment for a short time," says MacKay.

The amounts of assistance to employees will be announced later in the week, he said...

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Maine is Home to One of the Nicest McDonald’s Location

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - March 5, 2018

McDonald’s is famous for its golden arches, but you won’t find them at the location in Freeport, Maine.

Diners who enter the McDonald’s at 11 Mallett Dr. in Freeport will discover a formal dining room, wooden tables and a gas fireplace. This isn’t your typical McDonald’s -- the fast food chain is inside the historic Gore House, built in the 1850s by Freeport merchant William Gore.

The location isn’t new to McDonald’s, but every couple of years it makes headlines due to ...

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Japanese-Style QSR Yoshinoya Expands Seafood Offerings During Lent

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - March 1, 2018

Yoshinoya, a quick-service restaurant chain that first opened in Japan in 1899, and now has over 100 restaurants in California, is expanding its seafood offerings.

On Wednesday the company announced the addition of three Japanese-style dishes for customers to indulge in: Lobster Stew, Sweet Chili Shrimp and Grilled Tilapia.

“Our focus is to build on the foundation of our heritage while continuously improving the customer experience,” Bobby Williams, VP of Marketing at Yoshinoya, said in a press release ...

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China's Tariff Reduction Coincides with Imported Seafood Price Drops Around Chinese New Year

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Country.crn] translated by Amy Zhong - February 19, 2018

With the increase of Chinese household incomes, imported seafood is no longer solely for the elites in China, as it has become more affordable to more consumers. During this Chinese New Year, seafood prices should drop at the same time there is an increase in the country’s domestic seafood.

Several factors account for the price increase of China's domestic seafood. First, there are fewer fishing vessels working, as many fishermen returned home to celebrate the holiday. Second, portions of the sea ...

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Hema Fresh Opens Second Store in Shenzhen; Imported Seafood Can Arrive in Two Days

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Bosidata] translated by Amy Zhong - February 13, 2018

E-commerce companies have upped their game dramatically, concentrating on new retailing models within the past few years.

Alibaba is the forerunner in this field with its Hema Fresh stores bringing dramatic changes to the traditional models. Recently the group has opened its second Hema store in Shenzhen, also the 30th store in China. This new store can hold nearly 300 thousand consumers shopping inside.

Variety is also key to this store. It has various seafood items such as imported Boston lobsters, box ...

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China Blocks Zhangzidao Brunei Shrimp, Thai Union Lobster, and Some Flounder Imports in December

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [MP.Weixn] translated by Amy Zhong - February 6, 2018

On January 30, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) released a list of foreign food it prevened from entering China in December 2017.

As many as 780 batches of food were kept out of China for reasons such as unsatisfactory quality, non-compliance with food safety laws, a lack of certificates and problems with labeling.

On this blacklist are Zhangzidao’s frozen blue shrimp from Brunei ...

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Quiznos to Offer Free Lobster and Seafood Sub for Loyalty Members Starting Valentine's Day

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - February 1, 2018

No Valentine’s Day plans? Quiznos has you covered with the launch of their free lobster sub.

The fast food sandwich shop is rewarding their loyal customers by giving them one free lobster & seafood sub in February. Beginning on Valentine’s Day, those enrolled in Quiznos’ Toasty Points loyalty app program will be eligible to receive one free, eight-inch sub from Quiznos’ lobster and seafood lineup. Options include:

The Lobster & Seafood Scampi Bake: A toasted sub with garlic-baked lobster and ...

 

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ASMFC Invites Submission of Data for Developing Lobster Benchmark Stock Assessment

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - January 31, 2018

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is looking for industry members to submit data for their benchmark stock assessment of American lobster.

ASMFC has initiated the stock assessment as a way to “evaluate the health of stocks along the U.S. Atlantic coast and inform management of the species.” The Commission is asking people who have data that will contribute to the goal of the assessment to submit it by April 13, 2018. They’re hoping to have the assessment completed ...

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Lobsterfest Returns to Red Lobster With New Menu Items

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - January 30, 2018

Lobsterfest is back at Red Lobster, and the chain restaurant is celebrating with four new lobster entrees.

Dinners who visit Red Lobster during this limited time dining event will be able to try the new Dueling Lobster Tails, a feast featuring a Maine lobster tail steamed with fresh herbs, tomatoes and lemon, as well as a second Maine lobster tail grilled and topped with shrimp, bay scallops and roasted red bell peppers in a rich sherry lobster cream. Also added to the menu for Lobsterfest is a ...

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Shanghai Sets New Live Seafood Import Record in 2017

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Sina] translated by Amy Zhong - January 18, 2018

According to Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Shanghai imported 52,900 batches of live seafood worth as much as USD $810 million in 2017. The two numbers are an increase of 9 percent and 19 percent, respectively, from 2016. The 2017 import value is close to seven times of that in 2010. These seafood imports mainly came from 42 countries and regions such as the United States, Philippines, New Zealand, England and Madagascar. There are 84 different species ...

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