Monday, 06 May 2019 07:58

Seventeenth consecutive year that China is world's largest exporter of seafood

chinaflagChina’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Minister, Han Changfu confirmed that China has remained the world's largest exporter of aquatic products for 17 consecutive years with exports having exceeded 20 billion US dollars (18 billion EUR). More than 97 percent of products live up to standards according to a market monitoring report, the minister mentioned at a symposium according to ChinaDaily.


The country's fishing industry has maintained rapid growth accounting for more than 40 percent of the world's total production and remaining the world's largest producer for 30 straight years, according to Han. The Minister urged more efforts to focus on the conservation of fishery resources, crack down on illegal fishing, and strengthen aquaculture monitoring to ensure product safety. The country will optimize its fishing ban system covering all types of water bodies and continue the tough battle against pollution.