Thailand: Seafood Report
Thailand's fishery industry has developed and become one of the world's largest fishery exporters, generating about 20 percent of Thailand's total food product exports. Major export items accounting for over 70 percent of total fishery products exports are canned tuna and sardines, processed shrimp, prawn, and squid. Raw material sourced from both the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand are decreasing year by year and the industry increasingly relies on imported raw material such as pollock, salmon, and other white and red meat fish. The food service industry in Thailand targets medium to high end consumers and expatriates are happy to pay for premium quality wild seafood such as lobster, Alaska crab, oyster, scallops and others.