Tuna fishers across the Pacific are trying to lift and then peg sagging skipjack prices. No fish is being offered at present and catchers in the western Pacific have done the unthinkable and tied up. Although Bangkok prices have recovered from their sub $400/tonne trough, even at a notional $500-600/tonne rate, the port's bulging coldstores have not been clearing as rapidly as some might have hoped. {{PROVISIONS }}