Growing seafood market in China

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Qingdao

At the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo (CFSE) recently concluded in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, seafood dealers were busy selecting products and preparing for the upcoming Lunar New Year sales season. Sun Zhiyong, a purchaser visiting the expo, told Xinhua that he used to buy large quantities of red meat in preparation for New Year banquets, but now he began to turn to seafood markets. “My childhood memories of the dining table consists of a few fish. But now, gone are the days when seafood consumption was a luxury for Chinese people, who aspire to enjoy seafood as a part of their diet,” said Sun. China now is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing seafood markets.—Xinhua