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Asia Pacific: China’s Pingtan to open seafood processing factory

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Global Deep Ocean Fishing (Pingtan) Industrial Limited Company (GDOF) has begun development of a new processing factory in Pingtan Comprehensive Experimental Area, Fujian, China.

China-based Pingtan Marine Enterprise has an equity stake in GDOF.

The processing factory will be located on a site of 40,000 sqm, and the annual storage capacity is expected to be 500,000 tons.

It will have a 50,000 tonnage cold storage, a processing workshop and associated primary processing and packaging workshops, as well as a 81,654 sqm warehouse.

The facilities will be ultimately used for cold storage, processing and distribution of the deep ocean fish landings of Pingtan’s vessels.

The processing factory is expected to begin service upon completion of construction in 2018.

In light of a greater emphasis on food safety in recent years, the company believes that there is a significant demand among the Chinese population for natural ocean products harvested and processed directly by pelagic fishing company.