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Panama fish exports plunge 70 percent

Monday, April 24, 2017

Panama fish exports have plunged seventy percent since 2008  from  $419.9 million to $28.73 million at the end of 2016.

Representatives from the sector put the blame on the ban on the use of longlines introduced in 2010.

They claim the ban on the lines with thousands of hooks ­ decreased fishing for tuna and dorado, two migratory species that made up most of the exports.

Source: Newsroom Panama