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China reopens market to live Irish crab

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND | Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Minister of Agriculture of Ireland reached an agreement with a Chinese official on the proposed certificate to accompany consignments of crab exports to the Chinese market, which should facilitate the resumption of the crab trade between both countries.

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Microplastics dumped on Atlantic shores reach the Arctic
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Lower VAT on fish could benefit aquaculture
Hungary | 00:40 | It is expected that Hungarian Government's plans to reduce VAT rate on fish by 22 per cent will boost seafood product consumption and also benefit the domestic aquaculture industry. Full Story
Seafish presents new tool to encourage seafood ethical sourcing
United Kingdom | 23:50 | Seafood industry authority Seafish is to launch a comprehensive online signposting tool intended to direct users to a large number of free resources that are helpful to manage social risks in seafood supply chains. Full Story
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