Traceable Taiwan Grouper Fish Now Being Sold in China15 January 2013
CHINA - Frozen grouper fish from Taiwan are now being sold in China with certificates of traceability.
Grouper farmers from Taiwan's Pingtung County said that the fish are processed with a quick freeze technology, maeaning the fish can remain as fresh after thawing as when newly caught, reports TheChinaPost.
The farmers, who are currently in Beijing to promote fish sales, said frozen groupers are also more healthy for consumers because live groupers usually have to be given anesthetic and antibiotic injections before delivery.
China is the largest market for Taiwan bred groupers, which are now being sold with traceability tags.
Since 2012, China has been allowing Taiwan groupers zero tariff access to its market under the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement between the two sides.
Taiwanese grouper farmers, however, have recently seen a decrease in demand and price due to competition from China's fish farmers.
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