Political unrest in the Pacific has taken its toll on quality tuna production. The Foreign Office has warned people not to travel to either Fiji or the Solomon Islands and the Japanese have temporarily shut down their tuna cannery on the Solomons and pulled some of their people out. This has hit the top end of the sector as the Solomon Islands are known for their high quality. Elsewhere in the world there is oversupply from Thailand and Mauritius which has led to a glut in the market. This has brought prices down at the producer end and retailers have been complaining that this has not been reflected in UK costs. The importers have pointed out that tuna is traded in dollars and the weakness of sterling against the dollar has kept prices up. {{PROVISIONS }}