Tuna prices expected to go up again

A slight easing of tuna raw material prices is expected to be a temporary reprieve. There are still substantial contracts to be completed, some of which will be delayed by a couple of months, according to sources in Bangkok. Thai packers are taking advantage of the lower prices to restock cold stores. "We don't expect lower fish prices to last, so cannot consider reducing free-on-board levels," a packer said.