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About 90% of our domestic  sh consumption such as fresh  sh, shell sh and other seafood are imported not just from neighbouring countries, but also countries as far as Northern Europe. The bulk of the imported  sh products comes from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Our strategic geographical location and stable currency enable us to obtain a great variety of  sh products at reasonable prices.
The challenge faced by the Singapore  shing industry is that the country has no territorial waters for  shing activities and lacks ocean sea- shing vessels. As such, our domestic  sh consumption needs to rely on the import of  sh products from other countries.
Lee Boon Cheow
President, Singapore Fish Merchants’ General Association
In response to this situation, local  sh merchants and the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) need to review and evaluate the seafood supply situation regularly to ensure that the supply of  sh products supply is continuously suf cient.
The Singapore Fish Merchants’ General Association is grateful to have the continued support of the AVA to identify new and reliable sources of  sh supplies from the region and beyond.

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