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Chinese appetite for Scottish salmon leaps
Data from HM Revenue and Customs revealed 2,347 tonnes of salmon were exported to the world's most populous nation in the first half of 2011.
The Far East total for the period was 3,036 tonnes, worth £16m.
China is now the fifth largest export destination for Scottish salmon.
In January, the Scottish and Chinese governments reached an agreement to allow seafood exports directly from Scotland.