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Tuna Market Report - Europe - January 2009 [January 2009]

Tuna prices slowly recovering

The price of tuna reached new lows in December. Buyers disappeared as they waited for signs that the market has stabilized. Other buyers reneged on confirmed purchase contracts sighting inability to open letters of credit or simply lack of funds. Cargoes diverted from confirmed sales artificially increased the available supply in an already oversupplied market
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Tuna Market Report - Thailand - January 2009 [January 2009]

General overview and price trends

The EU salmon market is dominated by imports of fresh, whole (gutted) products, mostly from Norway, imports of Norwegian fresh salmon representing nearly 70 percent of total EU salmon imports from non-EU countries. In January-June 2007 Norway exported 238 600 tonnes of fresh salmon to the EU (live weight), a 19 percent increase from the same period of the previous year.
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Tuna Market Report - Thailand - November 2008 [November 2008]

Thailand expands top performance

Despite the skyrocketing prices of tuna worldwide, Thailand imported more raw materials for canning during the first half of this year; overall imports increased by 4.1%. However, yellowfin and albacore imports were below last year’s levels. Imports of raw material reached 377 000 tonnes in the first half of 2008, some 8% ahead of the period of last year.
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Tuna Market Report - September 2008 - Japan [September 2008]

Japan suspends tuna fishing operations
In an extraordinary meeting, the Japan Tuna Fisheries Cooperative Association (Tuna Japan) decided to suspend fishing operations of all its 233 member vessels effective 1 August 2008. The duration of the suspension would run from 2 months to 2 years depending on each vessel’s fishing plan. This move was a reaction to high fuel prices, making tuna fishing non profitable. The tuna boat owners hope that tuna prices will move up-ward in view of the sharply reduced supply.
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Tuna Market Report - US - September 2008 [September 2008]

Raw material prices realign
The realignment of relative raw material prices that started in July continued in August. The price of tuna in Bangkok market is now lower than in Ecuador thereby returning the tuna market to customary pricing differentials. The price of main size skipjack whole round in Ecuador is US$ 1 950/MT and in Bangkok US$ 1 850/MT.
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Monday 10 December 2018
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Fish Info Network Directors meet at Conxemar, Vigo
In October each year the Spanish Association of Wholesalers, Importers, Manufacturers and Exporters of Fish products and Aquaculture (Conxemar) organizes the International Frozen Seafood Exhibition in Vigo, Spain.

Back to back with this event Conxemar jointly holds an international conference together with FAO. This year the conference was dedicated to cephalopods, a group of molluscs that includes squids, cuttlefishes, and octopus. The conference also provides the backdrop for various side events such as the Vigo dialogue on decent work in fisheries and aquaculture, and the meeting of the Fish Info Network (FIN).

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