The Maldives exported fish worth MVR 2.1 billion as of November 2023, according to data by the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) and Maldives Customs. Exports stood at MVR 1.9 billion over the same period last year.

The Maldives mostly exported fresh and frozen skipjack tuna and yellowfin tuna, accounting for an export value of MVR 1.4 billion.

According to the latest MMA data, skipjack tuna was priced at MVR 26.2 per kilo in the international market.

Annual exports of canned and poached tuna products reached a value of MVR 500 by November.