28 Aug 2017

Fiji's tuna exports hit by declining stocks

2:27 pm on 28 August 2017

Fiji's tuna exports have been hit by declining fish stocks.

 Tuna on the deck of a Pacific fishing vessel.

Photo: RNZI/Giff Johnson

Fiji's fisheries minister, Semi Koroilavesau, said the country's export would only be 10,000 tonnes this year.

This would be down 2000 tonnes on what was exported last year.

Mr Koroilavesau told the Fiji Times this was because of the decreasing tuna population in Fiji waters, caused by changing weather patterns.

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