Aquatic products raised in snow and glacier meltwater in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region now have greater access to dinner tables around the world as local exporters begin to receive approval from overseas markets .
Xinjiang now has two aquatic suppliers that have obtained export certificates for the European Union (EU) market, according to Urumqi customs on Tuesday. Xinjiang Zungui Fresh Food Technology, the most recent to receive market approval, has a production capacity of 3,000 tons of fish per year.
Dong Shanlan, general manager of the company, said that after obtaining the direct export certificate to the EU, the company, whose main export markets used to be Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore and Malaysia, would further explore Asian markets Central and Middle East.
Despite being landlocked in far western China, Xinjiang has rich resources of glacial meltwater. With more than 40 million mu (2.67 million hectares) of lagoons and wetlands, the region is suitable for the development of aquaculture and the farming of cold-water fish species that offer nutritional benefits, such as bow trout. iris.