The Maldives has exported 58,761 metric tonnes of fish as of September this year.
According to the Central Bank, Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA), the Maldives' fish exports have increased by 7.8 percent over the same period last year. In this period last year, the Maldives exported 54,528 metric tonnes of fish.
Among the various types of fish exports, Skipjack Tuna was the most prominent, with 41,277 metric tonnes exported. Additionally, 5,716 metric tonnes of yellowfin tuna and 10,087 metric tonnes of canned and poached fish were exported.
Monthly breakdown of fish exports:
January - 8,574 metric tons
February - 7,149 metric tons
March - 11,975 metric tonnes
April - 7,383 metric tonnes
May - 9,648 metric tonnes
June - 6,910 metric tons
July - 3,189 metric tons
August - 1,848 metric tons
September - 2,083 metric tons
According to the MMA, the price of skipjack tuna stood at MVR 27.8 per kg in the international market in September this year.