Sanmen seafood expand its reach globally | Updated: 2024-06-04

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In Taotou village, Sanmen county, Taizhou, Zhejiang province, over 5,000 kilograms of razor clams were shipped on a cargo flight to New York in the United States, where their value doubled compared to domestic prices.

The export and doubled price are made possible by the efforts of overseas Chinese from Sanmen.

In recent years, Sanmen has been actively promoting its traditional culture and delicacies, aiming to foster emotional ties with compatriots abroad.

With the contribution of these compatriots, fish, shrimp, crabs, and other seafood products from Taotou village have been exported to countries such as the United States, Japan, and South Korea. The annual export of seafood totals nearly 70 metric tons, with an output value of around 10 million yuan ($1.38 million).

Luo Naisuo from Sanmen has been engaged in mechanical and electrical sales in Malaysia for many years. With Luo's help, farmer Lin Houyi found success after going to Malaysia to set up an aquaculture company and raise green crabs.

Another farmer, Wu Weichao, with facilitation assistance from overseas compatriot Ma Xiaolong, who engages in trade in Mozambique, signed a contract with relevant departments to lease 1,000 hectares of aquaculture ponds for the cultivation of green crabs.

Overseas Chinese from Sanmen look to continue leveraging their knowledge and connections to help further expand the reach of Sanmen's seafood industry globally.