Claws: On­line sales help

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

The boom­ing e-com­merce mar­ket in China has also helped boost sales of im­ported lob­sters, as Chi­nese on­line shop­pers can buy fresh seafood thou­sands of miles away with a click of a mouse. In 2013, as many as 20,000 Canadian lob­sters were sold on Taobao, China’s lead­ing on­line shop­ping plat­form, ac­cord­ing to its founder Jack Ma.

De­spite the sharp in­crease in lob­sters sold in Chi­nese and Asian mar­kets, the price of lob­sters sold by Canadian fish­er­men at the wharf re­mains al­most the same as it was dur­ing the same pe­riod last year — about $11.55 per kilo. The greater de­mand for Canadian lob­ster in Asian mar­kets is still good news for lo­cal lob­ster men and ex­porters.

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