Labor shortage causes seafood price hike
A SEVERE labor shortage is causing a steep rise in seafood prices in Thailand, with no solution to the problem in sight, INN News reported today (July 6).
Mr Sarawoot Towasakul, deputy president of the Fishery Association of Thailand, told INN News that more than 3,500 fishing boats are now in port, as more than 80,000 crew members have left their jobs.
The association estimates that the price of seafood will go up by 70 percent during the high season months of November 2017-February 2018.
Top: A few of thousands of idle fishing boats moored at a port here. Photo: INN News
By Songpol Kaopatumtip