Scottish Salmon industry aims for China

Rupert Reid Published: 2017-11-02 10:32:21
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Scotland's Salmon industry is aiming to increase exports to China.

That's according to industry publication Seafood News, who reports that China imported some 32,000 tons of frozen salmon last year.

Salmon [File Photo:]

Salmon [File Photo:]

The figure looks set to rise in 2017, driven by increasing demand from China's growing middle classes.

Accordingly, the global salmon industry is reported to be competing to meet the demand, with Seafood News reporting that Scotland is just one salmon producer keen to increase trade with China.

Apparently, Norway, Chile, Canada, the Faeroe Islands and Australia are also competing for Chinese orders.

However, another trade publication, 'Undercurrent News', reports that some Norwegian Salmon is currently banned from import into China due to concerns about infectious salmon anemia stemming from 2015.

China and Norway are currently in discussions about freeing the trade of Salmon.

In the meantime, this all looks like good news for Scotland. Not only does Scottish Salmon enjoy a worldwide reputation for quality and flavor, it is not subject to the same concerns about infectious salmon anemia.

With concerns about Brexit hitting the UK food industry, the timing has never looked better for the Scottish Salmon industry to set its sights on China.

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