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Meat industry

Beef deal with China not all it seems

There’s been so much positivity and expectation around Ireland being allowed into the Chinese beef market. It’s easy to be optimistic given China imported 688,557 tons – more than the equivalent of Irish beef export capacity – of frozen beef in 2017, compared to 60,524 tons in 2012 so obviously there’s a market if you’re […]

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Aquaculture

Top Chinese fishery firm ensnared in subsidiary’s legal row with bank

China’s leading and longest-established, state-owned fishery company has found itself embroiled in a court case over unpaid loans taken by a prominent government run bank, in the latest twist to an acquisition gone wrong. China National Fishery Co., known for its huge fleet of trawlers and its extensive processing operations, has announced to its shareholders […]

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Aquaculture

SABC News interview on Chinese overfishing

I was interviewed by SABC News to discuss how Chinese long distance fleets are threatening fishing stocks and the livelihoods of local fisherman off the West African coast.