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$200 million from tuna

September 22, 2015 6:41 pm

Fiji generates an annual average of $200 million from tuna and other pelagic species.

Permanent Secretary for Fisheries Inoke Wainiqolo says Fiji’s traditional markets for tuna products continue to be Japan and the United States.

Emerging markets like the European Union, the United Arab Emirates as well as China are still very much alive but are dependent more on the easy accessibility of their markets

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Wainiqolo says in this regard the EU is exceptional due to the interim Economic Partnership Agreement that Fiji has signed with the EU as well as ongoing negotiations for a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

He says in the meantime Thailand, Vietnam and American Samoa continue to be attractive markets of Fiji’s frozen whole fish.

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