Fish exports fell 47.5 percent in May this year over the same period last year, statistics by the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) have revealed.

The Maldives exported 23,464.8 metric tonnes of fish from January to May this year, data by the central bank said; 21,266 metric tonnes less than the 44,730.1 metric tonnes exported during the same period last year.

Data for fish exports were broken down for the year as;

MonthFish Exports (in Metric Tonnes)

Skipjack Tuna was the most exported this year, with 14,985 metric tonnes exported so far.

In addition, 4,670 metric tonnes of yellowfin tuna were exported, along with 3,050 metric tonnes of canned and poached fish.