Panama’s Fish Exports Fall

In November 2011 the sector exported $77.4 million, 54% less than the same period in 2010, when exports totaled $143.3 million.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Concern from the fisheries sector is further increased when comparing 2011 figures with 2008, when foreign sales totaled $298.8 million, according to the Controller General of the Republic.

Businesses report that to date they have not seen "the slightest bit of interest by the authorities in boosting the activity."

"... The same businessmen ... remember that in 2009, a pound of tuna sold for $3.20, ..., today it trades at $2.35", reports Panamaamerica.com.pa.



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