12th Infofish World Tuna Trade Conference and Exhibition. (Photo: INFOFISH)
The country has been trying to up its tuna exports in 2012 to make up for a drop last year. The world's largest tuna exporter is also facing rocketing prices of raw materials due to declining global catches resulting from tighter international restrictions and conservation measures, according to Agriculture Minister Theera Wongsamut.
"Our industry has to shoulder higher costs," said Theera at the 12th Infofish World Tuna Trade Conference and Exhibition.
Jack mackerel catch limit for 2020 increased Peru
Norm indicates that an additional 40,000 tons will be exclusively for fishing with artisanal vessels. Until March 20, 97.7% of the 100,000 ton-quota assigned last January had been met.