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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


Sep 3 - LISTEN: U.S.-China Trade War Heats Up; Pink Salmon Landings; Tilapia Analysis and More


Aug 28 - China Processing Plant Buy Tilapia at Low Prices; Consumer Demand Increases Retail Prices


Aug 19 - Hainan Province Builds on Tilapia Exports While Also Developing Domestic Market


Jul 10 - China's Tilapia Industry Works to Build Domestic Market Under Trade War Shadow


Jun 21 - UrnerBarry's Summer 2019 Reporter Issue Released; Read It Online For Free Now


Jun 10 - Facing Obstacles in American & Chinese Markets, Vietnam Turns to New Customers


May 29 - Chinese Aquatic Industry Confident it Can Survive the Trade War with the U.S.


May 28 - Highly Ironic That Export Award from Gov’t Went to Maine Company Most Hurt by Seafood Tariffs


May 17 - Vietnam Takes Advantage of U.S.-China Trade War


May 10 - Despite Trade War, China's Basa and Tilapia Industries March Forward


May 9 - Potential China Tariffs Set for Friday Could Kill Tilapia Market


Apr 15 - Egypt Tilapia Production Skyrockets to Become the Sixth Largest Global Supplier


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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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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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China Processing Plant Buy Tilapia at Low Prices; Consumer Demand Increases Retail Prices

Chinese processing plants’ tilapia buying prices have hit the lowest level within the past five years in August. For example, in western Guangdong and Hainan, their purchase price dropped by about 0.4 yuan/jin (1 jin=0.5 kg; $0.06/jin USD) compared with last August. Due to hot weather and typhoons, farmers are eager to sell, but processing plants are not that willing to buy. The plants prefer large tilapia...

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China's Tilapia Industry Works to Build Domestic Market Under Trade War Shadow

The trade war between the U.S. and China is believed to have a great influence on the two countries’ seafood trading, and China’s tilapia export to America is among the biggest victims in the war, according to media reports. China used to rely on exports for its tilapia sales, but now it is shifting attention to new markets, especially domestic markets.

Hainan is one main tilapia aquaculture region in China, and about 30% of the country’s tilapias come from this province. Tilapias account for more than...

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Facing Obstacles in American & Chinese Markets, Vietnam Turns to New Customers

Recent years have been tough for Vietnam’s seafood industry, especially the basa sector, and the country has run into trouble in its two main markets, the U.S. and China. Its basa exporters used to hope their products could replace tilapia in the American market, but America’s high anti-dumping tariffs have made it difficult to earn any profits in their export to America.

According to statistics from the American government, the tariff on Hung Vuong Group is $3.87/kg USD while it used to be zero. The tariff also rose...

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Highly Ironic That Export Award from Gov’t Went to Maine Company Most Hurt by Seafood Tariffs

[The Winding Glass is an opinion and commentary column from SeafoodNews Founder and Publisher John Sackton.]

The danger of an escalating trade war with China for the seafood industry runs on two tracks.  For importers, especially of tilapia, the prospect of a permanent 25% tariff will force a major reshuffling in the category.  Unless the exemption on taxing products from the US processed in China is revoked, other items like pink salmon, twice frozen cod and pollock, and processed flatfish which are...

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Despite Trade War, China's Basa and Tilapia Industries March Forward

May 10, 2019

A recent tweet from President Trump has claimed his intention of a trade war with China and correspondingly stirred up global basa market. It has brought US dollar appreciation, raised China’s costs in buying basa from Vietnam and also pushed more Americans to buy basa as substitutes for tilapias.

According to some processing plants in Vietnam, they have already got more orders from America now. And with greater demand of America, farm gate prices of Vietnam’s basa are expected to further raise, and the global market is likely to encounter problems of shortage and rising prices like it did last September.

In spite of more orders, Vietnam’s processing plants are not that profitable in American market owing to anti-dumping tariffs...

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Egypt Tilapia Production Skyrockets to Become the Sixth Largest Global Supplier

The past decade has seen the ballooning of Egypt’s tilapia industry. The country’s tilapia harvest is said to have jumped by 80% within the past 10 years to reach an annual production of about 900,000 tons. Now it is only second to China regarding farming, and its Nile tilapia harvest is said to grow at annual rate of around 5%.

All this can be hardly possible without such factors as great domestic demand and support from feed companies at both in Egypt and abroad...

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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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LISTEN: U.S.-China Trade War Heats Up; Pink Salmon Landings; Tilapia Analysis and More

Join SeafoodNews Podcast hosts Lorin Castiglione and Ryan Doyle as they discuss the latest from the U.S.-China trade war; salmon landings in Alaska and Russia, an update on the tilapia market; subpar shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico and more!

This episode was brought to you by Maine Lobster. The rocky coast of Maine is home to one of the most iconic and sustainable fisheries in the worlds. With 5,600 independent lobstermen from multi-generational families, the Maine Lobster industry is committed to bringing...

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Hainan Province Builds on Tilapia Exports While Also Developing Domestic Market

As customs statistics show, the city of Haikou, in Hainan province, China, has exported 2,447 batches of tilapia products for a total weight of about 51,000 tons during the first half of this year. Its export value rose by 6.1% to reach nearly $140 million compared with the same period last year.

To boost tilapia exports, local customs has taken measures to hasten clearance actions and also ensure product qualities. For example, customs officials have inspected 388 aquaculture facilities and two export companies for quality control.

In addition to ...

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UrnerBarry's Summer 2019 Reporter Issue Released; Read It Online For Free Now

reporterA brand-new issue of UrnerBarry's Reporter is out now! The Summer 2019 issue is the annual market analysis edition, and just like previous years, the magazine is jam-packed with need-to-know information.

On the seafood side of things check out analysis pieces on the….

Shrimp Market: U.S. imports record volume of shrimp in 2018, prices feel pressure

Lobster Market: Life after the 25% Chinese tariff

King and Snow Crab Markets: King crab down 17% at retail; Unprecedented spread between...

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Chinese Aquatic Industry Confident it Can Survive the Trade War with the U.S.

America’s decision to levy higher tariffs on China has influenced the global market, including the seafood sector. Some have expressed concern about aquatic industries in both countries. However, according to Chinese exhibitors in this year’s Asia-Pacific Aquaculture Expo, they are confident they can survive and handle this war, according to media reports.

Among all seafood on America’s higher-tariff list, tilapias have captured great attention due to their high export volume to the U.S. Many media report the industry is worried about the...

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Vietnam Takes Advantage of U.S.-China Trade War

President Donald Trump’s recent tweets about tariffs and China has hit both the U.S. and China hard and also influenced global markets. Some countries will likely suffer, while some are believed to benefit from the fight between the two large economies. Vietnam is likely to be a winner in this trade war.

America’s higher tariffs on Chinese commodities are expected to encourage more Americans to purchase basa from Vietnam as substitutes for China’s tilapias. Meanwhile, Vietnamese seafood exporters also intend to seize this opportunity and expand...

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Potential China Tariffs Set for Friday Could Kill Tilapia Market

[News analysis]  Just when most importers felt the situation with China was moving towards a resolution, the US abruptly filed to impose tariffs of 25% on the $200 million worth of Chinese goods that are currently taxed at 10%.

Originally these tariffs were to go into effect on January 1st, and the prospect of a serious trade war contributed to the 20% sell-off in the stock market last fall.   With the postponement, markets recovered.

Unless there is a last minute change or this was a brinkmanship negotiating tactic, the Trump Administration will impose the 25% tariff as of midnight Thursday night, May 9th.

This means any shipment from China currently on the water and subject to the 10% tariff will see that tariff rise to 25%...

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