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Aug 6 - ANALYSIS: Whole Tilapia Gaining Traction in U.S.


Jul 22 - Customs and Border Protection Highlights its Chinese Tilapia Tariff Exclusion Operation


Jul 17 - ANALYSIS: Tilapia Tariff Exemption Coming to End


Jun 12 - ANALYSIS: Tilapia Imports Rebound 98% in April


Jun 3 - China’s Tilapia Market Shows Signs of Revival


Apr 16 - Hainan Tilapia Industry Learns About Influence of Domestic Markets, New Sales Channels


Apr 14 - Chinese Seafood Industry Struggling with the Coronavirus Closing Foreign Doors


Mar 31 - China's Struggling Tilapia Industry Encounters More Trouble With Coronavirus Outbreak


Mar 16 - Thanks to Several Incentives, Hainan Seafood Market Starts to Rebound


Mar 10 - USTR Denies 25% Tariff Exclusion Request for Frozen Tilapia From China


Mar 9 - ANALYSIS: January Tilapia Imports and the Impact of the Coronavirus and Tariffs


Feb 26 - Study: Genetic Resistance to Tilapia Lake Virus Found in Certain Species


Feb 26 - ANALYSIS: Salmon, Cod and Tilapia the All-Stars at Retail During Lent


Feb 24 - These are the Top 10 Seafood Items Consumed in the U.S. for 2018


Feb 4 - ANALYSIS: Tilapia Market Leading into Lent


Jan 10 - Chinese Tilapia Farmers Feel Market Chill, Even as New Year Holiday Shopping Season Nears


Jan 3 - Unsatisfactory Sales and Gloomy Future Haunt Chinese Tilapia Industry


Dec 5 - China’s Tilapia Industry Worsens Amid Colder Weather, Trade Issues, Other Factors


Oct 23 - Trade War Taking a Toll on Seafood Industries in Both the U.S. and China


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ANALYSIS: Whole Tilapia Gaining Traction in U.S.

The most recent June imports were released yesterday and the data is showing a growing volume of whole tilapia being imported into the U.S. While both fresh and frozen whole tilapia imports have surpassed previous year-to-date numbers, fresh tilapia has already exceeded the previous years total volume.

This year, January through June volume of fresh whole tilapia is recorded at 4.8 million pounds, while the previous 3-year total average is 4.1 million pounds. Of this year's 4.8 million pounds, 3.9 million pounds of that product is...

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Customs and Border Protection Highlights its Chinese Tilapia Operation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) netted $7.6 million in duties from nearly 700 shipments of imported tilapia in its “Just Keep Swimming” Operation which launched in May.

The Operation focuses on the evasion of Chinese 301 tariffs on tilapia fillet imports arriving daily at U.S. seaports.

Through Just Keep Swimming, import specialists are in a better position to monitor imports of Chinese tilapia as a precaution against the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) decision to remove the 25 percent import tariff on frozen tilapia that went into effect...

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ANALYSIS: Tilapia Imports Rebound 98% in April

April imports of frozen tilapia fillets rebounded from the previous month by nearly 98 percent. 17.3 million pounds of volume with an approximate value of 27.3 million dollars recorded the largest grossing April since 2012, jumping 31.2 percent above the previous three-year average.

On a year-to-date basis, 2020 has brought in 74.2 million pounds of product, compared to 61.2 million pounds for the same timeframe in 2019, a 21.3 percent increase year-over-year.

When looking at total imports for...

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Hainan Tilapia Industry Learns About Influence of Domestic Markets, New Sales Channels

With COVID-19 hitting more countries, China’s seafood industry, which is still in the process of recovering, encounters another challenge of sluggish demand abroad. Tilapia is one of the great victims in this pandemic, and more companies in Hainan, a main aquaculture region, have come to realize the significance of developing the domestic market and also new sales channels after seeing brutal statistics.

In spite of the fact that popularity of tilapia has been declining in the global market within recent years, their export is...

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China's Struggling Tilapia Industry Encounters More Trouble With Coronavirus Outbreak

China’s tilapia industry has been under great pressure within recent years. The country’s customs statistics show that its exports plummeted last year, and the industry has worked harder to expand the domestic market in hopes that it can fill the gap. The export of tilapia fillets, for example, has dived by 46% to only 77,000 tons. Meanwhile, that of whole ones has reduced by 19% to 109,000 tons. And the coronavirus outbreak has made this year even more brutal and left great quantities unsold in ponds...

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USTR Denies 25% Tariff Exclusion Request for Frozen Tilapia From China

A pair of requests from companies looking to be excluded from 25% tariffs on frozen tilapia imports from China were rejected by the United States Trade Representative on March 5.

Requests from Hawaii-based Hilo Fish Company and J&J Seafoods, based in California, were denied according to letters signed by General Counsel Joseph Barloon. The letters were posted on the USTR’s website.

J&J’s request called for exclusions on “individually quick frozen tilapia fillets of varying sizes treated with tasteless smoke, packaged together in bags or carton...

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Study: Genetic Resistance to Tilapia Lake Virus Found in Certain Species

A team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute, located in the United Kingdom and WorldFish found evidence that resistance to the deadly Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) is due to genetic differences between families of the fish.

Findings from this study could help protect stocks of tilapia, which is a key food source around the globe. In all, the University of Edinburgh said it provides $10 billion to the global economy.

“Tilapia Lake Virus poses a real problem to fish farmers worldwide, impacting on the livelihoods..."

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These are the Top 10 Seafood Items Consumed in the U.S. for 2018

On Friday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their Annual Fisheries of the U.S. Report for 2018, and the report detailed how U.S. seafood per capita consumption has hit 16.1 lbs.  Now, the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) is doing a deeper dive into exactly what seafood items Americans are consuming.

The top consumed seafood item – once again – is shrimp, with 4.6 lbs. eaten per capita. This is a record-high. Second on the list is...

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Chinese Tilapia Farmers Feel Market Chill, Even as New Year Holiday Shopping Season Nears

China’s tilapia prices further declined in December 2019. Purchase prices of both processing plants and traders hit the lowest level within the past five years. As available statistics show, most processing plants have cut buying prices by about 0.1 yuan/jin (1 jin=0.5 kg; $0.01/jin USD) to 0.15 yuan/jin ($0.02/jin USD). Some even further reduced them by 0.05 yuan/jin.

In Hainan, the average purchase price is 2.7 yuan/jin ($0.38/jin USD) for...

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China’s Tilapia Industry Worsens Amid Colder Weather, Trade Issues, Other Factors

This October has seen tilapia flooding into China’s domestic market in large quantities, and its farm gate prices have started to contract and stayed below 5 yuan/jin (1 jin=0.5 kilo; $0.71/jin USD). With the coming of cold temperatures in early November, the prices have further declined rather than rebounded, and farmers have tried their best to sell their fish as soon as possible.

According to one Guangxi farmer, farmers have to sell even at losses, because of low temperatures...

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ANALYSIS: Tilapia Tariff Exemption Coming to End

August 7, 2020 marks the last day for tilapia frozen fillets, weighing no more than 115 grams, to be granted an exemption of the 25% tariff on product imported into the country from China. The industry awaits to see if there will be an extension granted on these smaller sized fillets, weighing approximately 4 ounces or less.

Logistically, this week marks an end to shipping product that will qualify for the exclusion, so there is potential the industry sees a slowdown in overseas buying...

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China’s Tilapia Market Shows Signs of Revival

Late May witnessed the rebound of China’s tilapia market. As statistics available on May 27 show, the country’s price index reported an increase by 2.4 points to 96.82 points for tilapias weighing below 1 jin each (1 jin=0.5 kilo, compared with May 13, where those over 1 jin each stayed at 94.85 points.

Their retail prices have exceeded 5 yuan/jin in some of China’s regions. For example, in Fujian those weighing between 1 to 2 jin each are priced at 5.6 yuan/jin, while they are sold at about...

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Chinese Seafood Industry Struggling with the Coronavirus Closing Foreign Doors

China has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. Although its domestic seafood market is gradually recovering, the industry is encountering great difficulties in exports. Some exporters said that they are on the verge of bankruptcy, and some are concerned that the limited increase at home can hardly make up for losses abroad.

A case in point is tilapia, about 70% of which used to be sold to foreign buyers. This industry has already been under great pressure because it has been losing overseas market shares...

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Thanks to Several Incentives, Hainan Seafood Market Starts to Rebound

Under the influence of coronavirus, China’s seafood industry is challenged by the problem of excessive supply during this Chinese New Year, its most important shopping carnival. Hainan, one main aquaculture province, is among the greatest victims in this catastrophe. As statistics show, in this early March, the province is faced with 45,000 tons of unsold tilapia and over 2,500 tons of shrimp stocked in ponds.

To encourage companies to buy more and help farmers survive this harsh winter, local government has decided to subsidize processing plants if they...

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ANALYSIS: January Tilapia Imports and the Impact of the Coronavirus and Tariffs

Tilapia frozen fillets, the largest seafood item by volume imported into the United States from China, has yet to see an impact at the wholesale level in the wake of supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus. With reports from key industry players that overseas plants are currently working at a 25-50% capacity and have started shipping out limited product this week on orders from before the Chinese New Year holiday, wholesale prices remain steady in the 10th week of 2020...

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ANALYSIS: Salmon, Cod and Tilapia the All-Stars at Retail During Lent

With the beginning of Lent today, many Christians will start to follow church guidelines to abstain from meat and will look to seafood as an alternative.

Seafood is historically an extremely popular item during the Lenten season before Easter, and salmon is one of the highlights. Each year, the number of buying opportunities at retail rises for the week of Ash Wednesday. This year, even with headwinds from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in certain regions of the world, is shaping up to be no different...

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ANALYSIS: Tilapia Market Leading into Lent

The market for tilapia frozen fillets is reportedly steady with a decent inventory and tempered demand as we near the Lenten season, beginning Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Currently, wholesale prices for a chem-free frozen fillet from China ranging 5-7 ounces is averaging $2.40. This is the highest price recorded since April 2015...

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Unsatisfactory Sales and Gloomy Future Haunt Chinese Tilapia Industry

In the late December of 2019, China’s tilapia prices continued to stay at low levels, and there was even a slight decrease in some regions. In Hainan, for example, tilapia was sold at about 3.5 yuan/jin (1 jin=0.5 kilo). In some cities of the Pearl River Delta region, those about 0.5 jin to 0.9 jin each were priced at 2.6 yuan/jin, while the larger ones were between 3.45 yuan/jin to 4 yuan/jin. The price dropped by about 0.1 yuan/jin in Huizhou city of...

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Trade War Taking a Toll on Seafood Industries in Both the U.S. and China

After President Trump initiated a trade war against China, drastic changes have occurred to the trading between these two large economies. Both parties are suffering with no winner from either country, according to several media reports, and the seafood industry is among the biggest victims. Industry participants in both countries are feeling the pressure.

In China, for example, tilapia prices have decreased due to the coming harvest season and America’s higher tariffs. According to one processing plant in Zhanjiang, the price of live tilapias...

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