Did you know that Chinese exports of crayfish were up 68% in the first four months of 2017?

“Oceanic society rests ultimately on the belief that Big Brother is omnipotent and that the Party is infallible. But since in reality Big Brother is not omnipotent and the party is not infallible, there is need for an unwearying, moment-to-moment flexibility in the treatment of facts. The keyword here is BLACKWHITE. Like so many Newspeak words, this word has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts. Applied to a Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this. But it means also the ability to BELIEVE that black is white, and more, to KNOW that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary.”

George Orwell, from “1984

 

 

July 6, 2017 – Norwegian seafood exports break new records in first half of 2017

Never before has Norway exported a greater value of seafood than in the first six months of 2017. The increase is due primarily to record-high salmon prices but also to strong growth in export volumes to the U.S. and Asian markets.

 

December 5, 2017 – Norway’s seafood export value on track for record in 2017 -council

The value of seafood exports was flat year-on-year in November, while volumes were up 25 pct
Export value of salmon, the biggest category, fell by 5 pct in November to NOK 5.7 billion while volumes were up 11 pct.

Says average salmon price in November was NOK 50.68 per kilo compared to NOK 61.71 per kilo in November of 2016

 

 

 

 

 

In the set of pullouts immediately above, we’re told that “Never before has Norway exported a greater value of seafood than in the first six months of 2017”.

And that “The increase is due primarily to record-high salmon prices.”

But if you read on, you’ll quickly see that “the value of seafood exports was flat year-on-year in November, while volumes were up 25 pct.” And that “the average salmon price in November was NOK 50.68 per kilo compared to NOK 61.71 per kilo in November of 2016.

They say that “export value fell 5% in November.” That’s not vague, but is, rather, specific. So far, so good. But 61.71 per kilo to 50.68 per kilo is a 22% decrease in price. Did you notice that they gave you the numbers, there, but carefully withheld the percentage decrease between the two, as providing it would have been much more impactful, and go seriously off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all? So I had to do the math.

And so I’ve easily proven that statement “the increase is due primarily to record-high salmon prices” is a baldfaced lie, a ruse – it’s “fake news”, in the social-engineering parlance of the moment.

That mere 5% drop in export value while prices dropped over 20% was achieved because volumes were up 11%. So they’re reaching the highest value numbers in history in the face of plummeting prices by making it up in volume.

Prices drop when demand decreases or supply increases, or both. And “Decreased salmon demand” is disproved by “Salmon exports to China at a two-year high”.

A story below from August of last year is headlined “North Korean Seafood Exports to China Surge Before Ban.

If the UN Security Council’s upcoming ban was the actual driver for that increase, as alleged, how is it possible that a story from South Korea from just two months later could read “Exports of South Korean seafood rose 10.9 percent in the first nine months of 2017 from a year earlier on strong demand for dried laver and tuna”?

It’s not possible. The North Korea story uses the UN ban as a local plausible-deniability excuse to keep your eyes off the larger picture I’m elucidating here. I must painfully note for the record that North and South Korea are right next to each other, fishing in the same ocean.

The ruse here is that the exports surged because North Korea quick sold a bunch of extra fish – versus the truth, that they sold all they caught. The story notes the value, but carefully omits the volume. And they let you know what the value number surged up to, but carefully withheld where it had surged from, so you couldn’t get any idea of the percentage increase.

The general populace has already awakened to the fact that there is such a thing as “fake news”, and that “fake news is bad.”

How do you think the general populace is going to resonate when they discover “fake news” in contexts such as those I’ve elucidated, here?

What are the five stages of grief? Denial, then…what was it..oh, yes! ANGER.

This is the beginning of the end for these people, mark my words.

 

 

 

March 17, 2017 – Atlantic fish and seafood companies casting a wide net to increase exports

(Using the “they’re fishing harder than ever” ruse to prop up the failing “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying” confidence game in the face of booming, burgeoning marine life all over the globe. – ed)

 

May 18, 2017 – Maine Is Drowning in Lobsters – Bloomberg

 

July 5, 2017 – Chinese crayfish, shrimp exports jump in 2017

Other Chinese seafood exports were also up so far in 2017.

Shrimp exports rose 11.6 percent in value and 17.9 percent in volume terms, while shipments of tilapia were up 9.14 percent in value and 6.68 percent in volume in the first four months of the year, according to the ministry data.

Chinese crayfish exports have soared this year, according to official statistics released by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture.

Exports of crayfish jumped 68 percent in volume terms and 60.4 percent in value terms in the first four months of 2017. The recently released data didn’t include absolute figures for either volume or value.

(Where “Jump” in the headline and “up” in the subhead are general, a hallmark of propaganda – the specific numbers are “buried” below them. “Value” is placed ahead of volume in both cases. When we get to crayfish, “soared” is general, a hallmark of propaganda, with the specific numbers “buried” below it – ed)
July 6, 2017 – Norwegian seafood exports break new records in first half of 2017

Never before has Norway exported a greater value of seafood than in the first six months of 2017. The increase is due primarily to record-high salmon prices but also to strong growth in export volumes to the U.S. and Asian markets.

(The article leads with “value”, but carefully “buries” volume at the bottom. – ed)
July 17, 2017 – China – Hunchun’s exports up

So far in 2017, Hunchun’s seafood trade appears to be going strong, though; in the first quarter of 2017 the town’s seafood exports were up, according to the most recent trade figures from Jilin provincial authority, although the figures seem to be at odds with earlier, much larger figures.

In the first three months of this year, Hunchun’s seafood exports rose 89% year-on-year to $22.2m in value, according to a report published on the authority’s website dated April. Seafood imports also increased — up 47% y-o-y to $20.1m in value.

(Where “up”, in the headline, is general, a hallmark of propaganda. Versus the specific “rose 89% year on year”, which is “buried” lower down. “Appears” and “seem” are carefully-deployed hedges, implying it might not be correct. – ed)

 

August 16, 2017 – However, China banned North Korean seafood imports on Monday – cutting off a revenue stream that generated US$190 million for Pyongyang in 2016.

 

August 27, 2017 – All you need to know about China’s sanctions on North Korea

The combined value of North Korea’s 2016 exports to China of coal, iron ore, lead ore and seafood – all of which are now banned by Beijing – was almost US$1.5 billion, or 60 per cent of its total exports.

(They combine them, and make sure you can’t get the individual numbers, specifically seafood – ed)
August 29, 2017 – North Korean Seafood Exports to China Surge Before Ban.

North Korean seafood exports to China surged to more than $50 million dollars in July, Chinese customs data showed, rising before a complete ban starts Sept. 5 under a United Nations Security Council resolution.

(We know from a previous article that seafood exports generated US$190 million for North Korea in 2016. Here, they’re giving us just the July, 2017 number, which is the vague “more than $50 million dollars”. That vagueness is a hallmark of propaganda. $50M is more than 25% of $190M, in just one month…but that’s as close as we’re going to get on the numbers, for now.

The ruse here is that the exports surged because North Korea quick sold a bunch of extra fish – versus the truth, that they sold all they caught. They note the value, but carefully omit the volume. And they let you know what the value number surged up to, but carefully withheld where it had surged from, so you couldn’t get any idea of the percentage increase – ed)
August 29, 2017 – Vietnam seafood exports up 18% in value so far this year

Vietnam shipped $749 million worth of seafood abroad in August, bringing seafood exports in the first eight months of 2017 to $5.13 billion, up 18.1% from the same period last year, reports Vietnam Plus.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the largest buyers of Vietnamese seafood included the US, Japan, China and South Korea, accounting for 55.6% of total exports.

Export value to China showed the biggest increase, up 57.2%, followed by Japan 30.8%, the UK (30.1%), South Korea (28.8%), the Netherlands (25.3%) and Canada (20.7%).

(Here “Value” is talked about continuously – and volume is pointedly unmentioned – ed)

 

October 15, 2017 – Seafood exports up 10.9 percent in first three quarters of 2017

Exports of South Korean seafood rose 10.9 percent in the first nine months of 2017 from a year earlier on strong demand for dried laver and tuna, the maritime ministry said Sunday.

(The tirelessly-deployed “increased demand” ruse, vs. the truth, “they sold all they caught.” – ed)
November 10, 2017 – India’s seafood exports up by 21 percent so far in 2017

India’s first quarter exports rose 21 percent off of increasing demand for frozen shrimp in the international market.

(Here the “increasing demand” ruse is used, vs. the truth, “they sold all they caught.” – ed)
December 5, 2017 – Norway’s seafood export value on track for record in 2017 -council

OSLO, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Norway’s Seafood Council said on Tuesday:

** Value of Norwegian seafood exports on track for record in 2017

** The value of seafood exports was flat year-on-year in November, while volumes were up 25 pct

(The headline says “export value on track for record”…and just three paragraphs below we see “export value flat year-on-year”, followed by “volumes up 25%. So the headline is a baldfaced lie, a ruse…it’s what is called, in current social engineering parlance, “fake news.” – ed)

** The month’s overall exports of seafood valued at 9 billion Norwegian crowns ($1.08 billion) from total volume of 286,000 tonnes

** Jan-November export value rose by 4 pct to a total of NOK 86.5 billion, while volumes were up 6 pct

** Export value of salmon, the biggest category, fell by 5 pct in November to NOK 5.7 billion while volumes were up 11 pct

** Says average salmon price in November was NOK 50.68 per kilo compared to NOK 61.71 per kilo in November of 2016

** Salmon exports to China at a two-year high

(Where “value” percentage increases, which are lower, are successively positioned ahead of “volume”increase percentages, which are higher. “Value” is stressed in the headline, with no mention of volume, yet salmon, the biggest category, saw value drop 5%, precisely because volume was up 11%. They “made it up in volume.” Prices drop when demand decreases or supply increases. And “Decreased salmon demand” is disproved by “Salmon exports to China at a two-year high”. By the way, 61.71 per kilo to 50.68 per kilo is a 22% decrease – ed)
January 2, 2018 – Vietnam makes bigger seafood export earnings in 2017

HANOI, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) — Vietnam gained seafood export turnovers of nearly 8.4 billion U.S. dollars in 2017, up 18.5 percent against 2016, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said on Tuesday.

(The headline uses the vague term “bigger“; vagueness is a hallmark of propaganda. The specific percentage is buried carefully below it. – ed)

Regarding three key seafood items, prawns and shrimps, and tuna, prawn and shrimp exports surged 20 percent to over 3.8 billion U.S. dollars, with exports to major markets, excluding the United States, growing considerably.

(“Tuna” is buried last, here, behind prawns and shrimp. Then they give you data on prawns and shrimp, but remain scrupulously silent on tuna – ed)

The country gained a total seafood output of more than 7.2 million tons in 2017, up 5.2 percent against 2016, the ministry said, noting that roughly 3.4 million tons came from catching, up 5.3 percent, and over 3.8 million tons came from aquaculture, up 5.2 percent.

(This is the very last paragraph in the article, so they’ve again deliberately “buried” the volume numbers – ed)

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