23 Sep 2015

Fiji enjoying strong tuna sales

1:52 pm on 23 September 2015

Fiji says it makes $92 million US dollars each year from tuna and other fish from the open sea.

The Permanent Secretary for Fisheries, Inoke Wainiqolo, told FBC news Fiji's traditional markets for tuna products continue to be Japan and the United States.

He says emerging markets like the European Union, the United Arab Emirates and China are still strong but are more dependent on their own markets.

Mr Wainiqolo says the interim Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU has helped.

He says Thailand, Vietnam and American Samoa continue to be attractive markets for Fiji's frozen whole fish.

Frozen albacore tuna offloaded in Lami, Fiji

Frozen albacore tuna offloaded in Lami, Fiji Photo: RNZ / Philippa Tolley

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