Key trends:

  • Preliminary figures indicate that both overall purse seine fishing days and VDS usage fell in November, with the preliminary VDS figure of 3,123 days the lowest November monthly total since at least 2014. Fishing intensity (fishing days/calendar day) also fell slightly. Note that November figures may be adjusted as NFDs are processed. 
  • Total purse seine catch (EEZs+HS) fell slightly in November, remaining at low levels relative to much of 2019-2021. Catches of SKJ fell by around 14%, but were offset partially by a rise in the YFT catch. Catch and effort was highest in PNG, but was more broadly distributed across the region than in Oct. 
  • Based on preliminary figures, overall catch rates rose slightly in November although remained low relative to much of the 2019-2021 period. SKJ catch rates fell slightly, while catch rates of large YFT increased sharply. 
  • Transhipment volumes fell in November, down by around 14% on October volumes. Transhipments were highest in PNG and RMI, collectively accounting for roughly 70% of total volume. Transhipments in KI remained at very low levels. 
  • Bangkok SKJ prices averaged $1600 in November, up from $1500 in October, according to Thai Union figures. Singapore MGO price fell slightly in November, and has since fallen further in December. 
  • Daily new COVID case numbers continued to fall across most key southeast Asian processing centres, although Vietnam is continuing to experience a second peak.

Find attached the covid19 detailed and updated reports;

COVID19 Update