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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2015
Commitments and Contingencies [Abstract]  



Severance payments


The Company has employment agreements with certain employees that provided severance payments upon termination of employment under certain circumstances, as defined in the applicable agreements. The Company has estimated its possible severance payments of approximately $10,000 as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, which have not been reflected in its consolidated financial statements. 


Operating lease


See note 11 for related party operating lease commitment.


Rental payment and related administrative service charge


See note 11 for related party rental and related administrative service agreement commitment.


Share purchase agreement


Pursuant to the Shares Purchase Agreement dated December 4, 2013 (“the Share Purchase Agreement”), where the Company exited and sold CDGC to Hong Long, the Company is required to indemnify Hong Long and the same indemnification responsibility applies to the Hong Long for the events arising out of any breach of the Share Purchase Agreement or the memorandum of agreement in relation to the sale, purchase and delivery of the vessels for two years until December 3, 2015 and would be liable for the full amount of damages that exceed $1,000,000. The amount of damage shall be the amount finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction or appropriate governmental administrative agency, or the amount agreed to upon settlement in accordance with the terms of the Share Purchase Agreement.


Equity investment commitment


On June 12, 2014, Pingtan Fishing incorporated an equity investment with two companies for the fishery processing purpose. Total registered capital of the equity investment is approximately $157.4 million (RMB 1 billion) and Pingtan Fishing accounted for 35% of the total ownership. Therefore, Pingtan Fishing has the obligation to contribute approximately $55.1 million (RMB 350 million) as the equity investment’s registered capital. As of September 30, 2015, the Pingtan Fishing has contributed approximately $54.8 million (RMB 348 million) as registered capital that was recorded as equity method investment on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. Pingtan Fishing intends to use its present working capital together with bank loans to fund the project cost.