Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Equity Method Investment

Equity Method Investment
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Equity Method Investments and Joint Ventures [Abstract]  



At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, equity method investment amounted to $29,271,108 and $29,689,813, respectively. The investment represents the Company’s subsidiary, Pingtan Fishing’s interest in Global Deep Ocean. On June 12, 2014, Pingtan Fishing incorporated Global Deep Ocean with other two unrelated companies in PRC. On April 12, 2017, another unrelated party, Zhen Lin, purchased shares from existing shareholders. As of March 31, 2021, Pingtan Fishing and Zhen Lin accounted for 20% and 80% of the total ownership, respectively.


Global Deep Ocean will process, cold storage, and transport Deep Ocean fishing products. Total registered capital of Global Deep Ocean is RMB 1 billion (approximately $152.2 million) and as of March 31, 2021, Pingtan Fishing had contributed its share of registered capital of RMB 200 million (approximately $30.4 million). 


The Company treats the equity investment in the consolidated financial statements under the equity method. Under the equity method, the investment is initially recorded at cost, adjusted for any excess of the Company’s share of the incorporated-date fair values of the investee’s identifiable net assets over the cost of the investment (if any). Thereafter, the investment is adjusted for the post incorporation change in the Company’s share of the investee’s net assets and any impairment loss relating to the investment. For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company’s share of Global Deep Ocean’s net loss was $211,867 and $125,528, respectively, which was included in loss on equity method investment in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss).