Feasting on crabs: Putuo duo make a splash

September 27, 2019 |

A crab feast, jointly organized by Putuo District of Shanghai and Putuo District of Zhoushan, was held last week.

The two areas – the former on land and the latter by the sea – have been partners since 2005 and signed a cooperation agreement earlier in July to extend the collaboration by making the most of each other’s advantages as part of the Yangtze River Delta integration process.

Zhoushan by the East China Sea has the largest fishery in the country and is the main site for crab trade. Last year, its trade volume hit 25 tons, totaling 5.8 billion yuan (US$813 million), taking up 70 percent of the market share in the seven coastal provinces.

After signing with logistics firms for delivery guarantee and multiple sellers in Shanghai, including Fresh Hema and Carrefour, fresh seafood will be transported to Shanghai through fast sales channels.