Atlantic Capes Begins Joint Venture with Zhangzidao on Oysters, Bringing Triploid Production to China
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [gmw.cn] Translated by Amy Zhong Oct 10, 2016
Zhangzidao, the largest scallop producer in China, will cooperate with Atlantic Capes Fisheries, a major US producer of scallops, clams and oysters, to build out oyster cultivation in China to international standards.
A new company is being formed with Zhangzidao, Atlantic Capes, and the Qingdao Yatelan Biotechnology company. This new company is specialized in the R&D of marine seed, their cultivation as well as the promotion of relevant technologies. It is advantageous thanks to Zhangzidao’s industry status and capital support, Yatelan’s technologies of oyster seed cultivation along with Atlantic Cape’s technologies and resources.
Although China’s oyster output exceeds 70% of the world’s total output, its export volume to other countries is very small and most high-end restaurants and hotels in China choose to import oysters, said Zhang Guofan, the leading scientist for technical system of China’s shellfish industry.
This situation results from China’s oyster production and quality..
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