Smuggling Overshadows South African Abalone's Success in the Chinese Market
When smuggling is mentioned, Chinese usually think of seafood like white shrimp, basa, salmon and lobsters. But in addition to them, South Africa’s abalones are also haunted by the problem of smuggling in their entry to China's huge market. As a matter of fact, some Chinese citizens have been arrested by South Africa for illegally catching abalones.
According to the estimation of South Africa's government, the abalones’ smuggling value is close to $33 million USD every year, which accounts for one half of its export value...
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