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Jul 16 - JD Fresh Cooperates with GAA to Start Summer BAP Seafood Promotion


Jul 6 - Total FDA Refusals Increase Nearly 64% in June 2018


Jul 5 - Fourth of July Food By The Numbers: A Look at Retail and Restaurants


Jun 14 - Basa Price Likely to Drop in China After Due to Greater Supply


Jun 7 - Chinese Farm-Gate Tilapia Prices Falling as Hot Weather, Disease Encourage Early Harvest


Jun 5 - Increased Shrimp and Tilapia Aquaculture in Mexico Driving Large Increase in Feed Production


May 4 - Despite Tilapia Price Stability, Chinese Processors Slow Purchasing and Farmers Turn to Basa


Apr 13 - Regal Springs Trying to Change the Perception of Tilapia


Mar 22 - Chinese Domestic Tilapia Market is Promising; Prices Remain High


Mar 13 - High Liner’s Chris Mulder Breaks Down Sea Cuisine’s New Look at Seafood Expo North America


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


Feb 27 - New Seafood News Podcast Discusses Ropeless Fishing Gear Controversy and Much More


Feb 20 - Burned California Bears Treated With Tilapia Skin Now in Good Health


Feb 9 - Pangasius Prices Spike to Record as Low Harvests and Demand from China Takes Hold


Feb 5 - Tilapia Prices in China Increase Four Times in January; Farmers Optimistic


Jan 23 - Chinese Tilapia Prices Increase; Nearly All Processing Plants Raise Purchase Prices


Jan 2 - How Tilapia Skin is Being Used to Heal a Mountain Lion Cub's California Wildfire Burns


Dec 21 - Australia Trademark Row over Fish Names; Tilapia is Trademarked as Bream


Dec 18 - Chinese Farmers Changing from Tilapia to Pangasius Find Themselves with Too Many Fish


Dec 12 - China's Tilapia Industry Faces Struggles Along the Road to Acceptance


Nov 29 - Jiangmen Zhenye Fishery Plans to Build China’s Largest Tilapia Processing Company


Nov 8 - Goulian’s Sales Rise in Both Chinese and Foreign Markets, Fueled by E-commerce Business


Oct 24 - Can Marijuana Reduce Stress in Farmed Fish?


Oct 20 - Selective Breeding of Farm-Raised Tilapia Could Reduce Strep


Oct 19 - Rainforest Tilapia Earns 4th and Final BAP Certification Star


Oct 16 - Tilapia Prices Drop after National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival in China


Sep 19 - Chinese helping Establish Tilapia Production in Laos


Aug 29 - U.S. Trade Investigation Unlikely to Affect China's Already Depressed Tilapia Industry


Aug 25 - Salmon, Tilapia Prices Lower as Part of Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods


Aug 17 - GAA and Fishin’ Company Partner to Promote Positive Aspects Of Aquaculture Industry


Aug 16 - Cargill Survey Reveals U.S. Consumers are Willing To Spend Extra for Sustainable Seafood


Aug 9 - Chinese Tilapia Prices Increase Due to Unstable Supply


Jul 27 - Chinese Tilapia Prices Rise Due to Better Weather Conditions, Better Feed


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JD Fresh Cooperates with GAA to Start Summer BAP Seafood Promotion

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong - July 16, 2018

JD has begun its one-week-long promotion activities for BAP-certified seafood beginning on July 9. The promotion resulted from the cooperation of JD and the Global Aquaculture Alliance. During that week, consumers could spend 99 yuan ($14.80 USD) to get such certified aquatic products worth 119 yuan ($17.78 USD).

Fifteen certified seafood products were on the promotion list. They included products such as Guolian’s white shrimp meat, tilapia fillets and other processed ...

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Total FDA Refusals Increase Nearly 64% in June 2018

Total refusals of shipments increased 63.9% from June 2017 to June 2018. Year-to-date there are 118 line item refusals ...

 

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Basa Price Likely to Drop in China After Due to Greater Supply

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong - June 14, 2018

Basa prices have remained at high levels since the beginning of this year due to great demand in China and insufficient supply thanks to adverse weather and seed shortage. They are sold at about $3 to $3.20 per kg currently, which has grown by about 30 percent compared with the same period last year. The prices are too high, according to both overseas buyers and Vietnam’s domestic exporters. And they are expected to ...

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Increased Shrimp and Tilapia Aquaculture in Mexico Driving Large Increase in Feed Production

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton – June 5, 2018

The leader of the Mexican Trade Association Conafab, representing food and animal nutrition, Genaro Bernal, said that growing Mexican demand for aquaculture products was boosting the feed industry.

Shrimp is the primary aquaculture product, accounting for 56% of the total volume, followed by tilapia, carp and oysters.  Total aquaculture volume in 2017 was 397,712 tons, which is up 57% in five years.

Regal Springs, headquartered in Switzerland, is one of the largest aquaculture companies in Mexico ...

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Regal Springs Trying to Change the Perception of Tilapia

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 13, 2018

Tilapia has received a bad rap in recent years, but white fish farming producer Regal Springs is working on fixing that. The company has engaged in a marketing, public relations and social media campaign to lay out the facts around their Responsible Aquaculture and Premium Tilapia standards.

“We have never rested on our ‘Tilapia Certification laurels,’” Francis Yupangco, Head of Global Marketing for Regal Springs, said in a press release. “We always place consumers at the heart of our thinking and have been steadily building positive perception around Premium Tilapia ...

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High Liner’s Chris Mulder Breaks Down Sea Cuisine’s New Look at Seafood Expo North America

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - March 13, 2018

“Eat healthy. Live vibrantly.” That’s the sign that welcomed Seafood Expo North America attendees to the High Liner booth at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. And that’s the message that the company is trying to get across with one of their retail brands, Sea Cuisine.

“We’re refreshing our view of what we think Sea Cuisine could be,” Chris Mulder, SVP of Sales and Marketing told Seafood News at the Expo ...

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New Seafood News Podcast Discusses Ropeless Fishing Gear Controversy and Much More

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

Start your week off with the Seafood News Podcast! In this latest episiode hosts Nicole Christie and Amanda Buckle discuss the controversy surrounding ropeless fishing gear and break down South Korea’s issue with fish imports from Japan. Plus, find out what happened to the California brown bears who were being treated for burns with tilapia skin.

This episode is sponsored by Urner Barry. Visit the Urner Barry Booth, number 364, at Seafood Expo North America in Boston from March 11 – 13 ...

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Pangasius Prices Spike to Record as Low Harvests and Demand from China Takes Hold

SEAFOODNEWS.COM   by John Sackton February 9, 2018

Analysis of the Pangasius market from Angel Rubio, director of Urner Barry Analytics, shows that pangasius prices have hit a record high prior to the Chinese New Year. 

There are a number of factors that are rapidly pushing up prices in the US market for pangasius, summed up as an overall shortage of fish. 

Demand for Pangasius in China has been very strong, and it has encouraged those plants which are not certified to ship to the US. Those plants in turn have been making demands on farmers, and they are pulling smaller fish from the water that would have been harvested a month or two later. 

The result is that the larger exporters, including ...

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Chinese Tilapia Prices Increase; Nearly All Processing Plants Raise Purchase Prices

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - January 23, 2018

Recently both shrimp and fish prices have risen in China. Tilapia has enjoyed a price increase three times since the beginning of this year. During this statistics week, the price has skyrocketed by as much as 0.5 yuan/jin (~$0.16/kg USD) in some regions. On January 16, China’s tilapia price index is reported to be 101.06 points for those between 0.6 jin to 1 jin (0.3-.5 kg) and 100.29 points for those about 1 jin to 1.6 jin (0.5-0.8 kg). They have risen 2.07 points ...

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Australia Trademark Row over Fish Names; Tilapia is Trademarked as Bream

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ABC.NET.AU] By Damian McIver - December 21, 2017

The festive period is usually a happy time for Australia's seafood industry, but behind the prawn and lobster sales, trouble is brewing.

The industry's peak body is locked in a stoush with the Federal Government over the granting of a trademark which it says is "beyond belief".

The trademark in question is Kariba Bream. The problem? The fish is not bream at all, but tilapia — a species considered a pest in some parts of Australia.

"It is like calling a Holden a Ford, you just don't do it," said Jane Lovell, the chief executive of Seafood Industry...

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China's Tilapia Industry Faces Struggles Along the Road to Acceptance

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - December 11, 2017

China is the largest producer and exporter of tilapias worldwide, but now countries from the South and the Central America are catching up with it. Meanwhile, its export volumes and value have stayed at low levels within the past three years. Its aquaculture cost has been rising continually, while profits are increasingly low. Some processing companies have quit the market and the market worsens with a few companies exporting products at small or no profits to get subsidies and survive.

Now China's processing companies are trying to ...

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Goulian’s Sales Rise in Both Chinese and Foreign Markets, Fueled by E-commerce Business

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Jingji] translated by Amy Zhong - November 8, 2017

Goulian released its quarterly report recently. As the report shows, its revenue reachee 3.014 billion yuan (~$454.6 million USD) within the first three quarters this year, which increased by 62.66 percent from the same period last year. And its net profit attributable to shareholders skyrocketed by 78.46 percent to 112 million yuan (~$17 million USD). This achievement resulted from rapid growth of its business at home and abroad as well as its continual efforts in developing e-commerce platforms.

China is set to ...

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Selective Breeding of Farm-Raised Tilapia Could Reduce Strep

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - October 20, 2017

Farm-raised tilapia can be susceptible to streptococcosis due to bacteria. But scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) may have found a way to reduce strep, which causes farmers to lose about $1 billion worth of tilapia annually.

A study conducted by ARS molecular biologists Benjamin LaFrentz and Craig Shoemaker shows that selective breeding is a “promising alternative” to combatting the disease. Previously, farmers were forced to use vaccines and antibiotics to ...

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Tilapia Prices Drop after National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - October 16, 2017

China’s tilapia price index is reported to be 101.24 points for those between 0.6 to 1 jin (~ 0.25-0.5 kg) each on October 10. The number contracts by 0.71 points from September 25. The index is 100.44 points for those about 1 to 1.6 jin (~0.5-1.25 kg) each, which has declined by 0.54 points.

The average price decreased after National Day compared with the price before the holiday. So did the purchase prices of processing plants as well as ...

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U.S. Trade Investigation Unlikely to Affect China's Already Depressed Tilapia Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - August 29, 2017

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Aug. 14, authorizing the U.S. Trade Representative to look into Chinese trade practices and determine whether to conduct a full trade investigation. On Aug. 18, the representative announced the agency would officially start the investigation.

This move has worried many parties concerned about the relations between China and the U.S. The investigation mainly targets the fields of intellectual property, innovation and technology, but will it influence China’s tilapia industry, whose main export market is America? A reporter recently interviewed several ...

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GAA and Fishin’ Company Partner to Promote Positive Aspects Of Aquaculture Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 17, 2017

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and The Fishin’ Company have teamed up to promote the positive aspects of the aquaculture industry.

The Fishin’ Company is an importer of tilapia and other frozen fish, and supplies large retailers and food service companies all over the world. The company is already doing their part to promote responsible aquaculture by sourcing their tilapia from farmers in China who are part of the BAP third-party certification program. But according to CEO Manish Kumar, they could be ...

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Fourth of July Food By The Numbers: A Look at Retail and Restaurants

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Amanda Buckle - July 5, 2018

Barbecue, fireworks and sunburn – all signs of a good Fourth of July.  But what about for retailers and restaurants?

Prior to the holiday, the National Retail Federation (NRF) predicted that Americans would spend $6.9 billion on food for Fourth of July cookouts. That number is down from last year’s record of $7.1 billion, and the drop in spending is being attributed to the fact that the Fourth of July fell on a Wednesday this year ...

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Chinese Farm-Gate Tilapia Prices Falling as Hot Weather, Disease Encourage Early Harvest

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan News] Translated by Amy Zhong - June 7, 2018

On May 30, China’s tilapia price index is reported to be 99.18 points for those about 0.6 to 1 jin (1 jin=0.5 kilo) each while 98.65 points for those about 1 to 1.6 jin each. The two numbers have decreased 2.62 points and 2.03 points respectively from those on May 23. And they contract by 4.7 points and 4.39 points compared with the same period last year.

With reduction of tilapia market prices...

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Despite Tilapia Price Stability, Chinese Processors Slow Purchasing and Farmers Turn to Basa

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] - translated by Amy Zhong - May 4, 2018

China’s tilapia price index is reported to be 101.28 points for those between 0.6 to 1 jin (1 jin=0.5 kg) each on April 24, while it is 100.28 points for those around 1 to 1.6 jin each. They are stable compared with the number on April 17, but they are 4.05 points and 3.5 points lower than those of 2017.

Purchase prices of processing plants are 3.25 yuan/jin ($1.02/kg USD) and ...

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Chinese Domestic Tilapia Market is Promising; Prices Remain High

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - March 22, 2018

China’s tilapia price index is reported to be 105.86 points for those weighing between 0.6 to 1 jin (1 jin=0.5 kilo; 0.36-.5 kg) each on March 13, while it is 103.78 points for those about 1 to 1.6 jin each . The two numbers are stable compared with those of March 6 and processing plants have started to buy tilapias now. Their purchase prices are 3.55 yuan/jin and 4.55 yuan/jin (~$1.12-1.44/kg USD) for these two kinds of tilapias in western Guangdong. They are ...

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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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Burned California Bears Treated With Tilapia Skin Now in Good Health

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - February 20, 2018

The California brown bears who suffered third degree burns from the historic Thomas Fire in December are back in the wild and in good health – thanks to the use of tilapia skin.

As previously reported, the bears were being treated at the Wildlife Investigations Lab in Rancho Cordova for oozing wounds and burned paw pads. Dr. Jamie Peyton, chief of Integrative Medicine at the UC Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital, was inspired ...

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Tilapia Prices in China Increase Four Times in January; Farmers Optimistic

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] translated by Amy Zhong - February 5, 2018

China’s tilapia price index is reported to be 103.52 points for those between 0.6 to 1 jin (1 jin=0.5 kilo) each and 102.02 points for those between 1 to 1.6 jin each on January 30. They have increased 0.88 points and 0.49 points respectively from those of January 23.

The average purchase prices of processing plants are stable in western Guangdong and Hainan regipons. They are 3.5 yuan/jin (~$1.11/kg USD) and 4.5 yuan/jin (~$1.43/kg USD) separately for tilapias ...

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How Tilapia Skin is Being Used to Heal a Mountain Lion Cub's California Wildfire Burns

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - January 2, 2018

A mountain lion cub who sustained burns from the California wildfires is recovering thanks to tilapia skin.

The five-month-old cub was rescued from the Thomas Fire, which destroyed 273,400 acres in Southern California. All four of its paws sustained severe burns, however, staff at the UC David Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital have been helping the cub recover with sterilized tilapia skin.

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Chinese Farmers Changing from Tilapia to Pangasius Find Themselves with Too Many Fish

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - December 18, 2017

Xu, the president for a freshwater fish aquaculture cooperative in Maoming city of Guangdong asked Agricultural Wealth, an influential magazine in the South China, for help on Dec. 14. Farmers in this cooperative are very upset because there are no buyers for about 400,000 jin (200,000 kg) of basa fish  stocked in local ponds. These fish weigh between one to five jin (0.5 to 2.5 kg) each and some have been raised for as long as two years. Basa fish are acceptable in markets when ...

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Jiangmen Zhenye Fishery Plans to Build China’s Largest Tilapia Processing Company

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Jiangmen] translated by Amy Zhong - November 29, 2017

Jiangmen Zhenye Fishery, a company located in Jiangmen city of Guangdong province, has specialized in processing tilapia and promoting aquaculture technologies of tilapia. It owns an area of more than 60,000 square meters, while the capacity of its refrigerated warehouses is close to 10,000 tons. And it is equipped with nine advanced production lines for aquatic processing. Every day it can handle the processing of as many as 270 tons of tilapia ...

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Can Marijuana Reduce Stress in Farmed Fish? 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - October 24, 2017

Marijuana is being used to relieve anxiety in people … but can it be used to reduce stress in farmed fish?

With some farmed fish being subjected to overcrowding and deteriorating water quality, studies show that these fish can become stressed and disease-ridden. Researchers in Lebanon conducted a study, which was published in the Aquaculture Research journal, to look at the effect of cannabis oil in reducing stress and disease in aquacultured fish. The researchers used cannabis sativa, a plant that “produces an oil with psychoactive and stress reduction effects,” in a special feed blend for tilapia in the hopes of seeing improvement, as well as growth.

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Rainforest Tilapia Earns 4th and Final BAP Certification Star

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - October 19, 2017

Rainforest Tilapia has earned their fourth and final Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification star. The company earned the coveted fourth star by getting their feed mill certified, an act they hope will help ensure buyers and consumers that their product is responsibly raised from egg to harvest.

“We’re very proud of earning our final BAP certification star ..."

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Chinese helping Establish Tilapia Production in Laos

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan News]  Translated by Amy Zhong Sept. 19, 2017

On September 7, Laos has received  1.2-million tilapia seed from Nanning airport of Guangxi. This is the first time that Guangxi has exported large quantities of such seed to Laos. It is one practice encouraged by the One Belt One Road initiative.  

These boxes were sent to Nanning airport hurriedly, because these seed can only survive for eight hours in the boxes after the processing. Nanning customs has guided the export company in its clearance and hastened relevant procedures, which result in successful seed delivery from Guangxi to Laos. 

By 3 pm they were transported to local facilities and felt energetic again in water..

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Salmon, Tilapia Prices Lower as Part of Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 25, 2017

Whole Foods Whole Catch

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market closes Monday, and Amazon has announced immediate price reductions will be taken on a range of items.  Among the highlighted price cuts are salmon and tilapia.

Whole Foods will also be integrated more closely with Amazon's retail site, with frozen Whole Catch products being offered for sale on Amazon's various grocery ecommerce sites.

When the acquisition closes Whole foods said they will immediately offer lower prices on select grocery staples. The supermarket has not released their full list of discounted items, but a press release confirmed that organic responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia will be among them...

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