Thailand seafood and fish suppliers offer an abundance of quality fresh and frozen seafood. With 2500km of coastland, Thailands seafood industry is one of the worlds largest, and they process a large amount of seafood in addition to exporting it. More than 500,000 metric tons of fresh and frozen seafood are produced in Thailand each year. Many Thailand seafood suppliers are considered world leaders in regard to having modern equipment and hygienic processing procedures. Thailand seafood and fish suppliers sell freshwater fish, Thailand shrimp, shellfish, and frozen seafood products.
One reason that Thailand seafood and fish supplier are able to provide such high quality products is because of their use of technologically advanced cold storage. Many Thailand seafood suppliers have cold storage facilities that freeze fish and seafood at a temperature of minus 20 degrees, and that temperature remains consistent to ensure the freshness of the seafood. Many also have flash freezing systems that will freeze seafood quickly at a temperature of minus 40 degrees. This storage technology allows for fresh, quality seafood to be sold locally as well as exported.
Shrimp farming in Thailand makes it possible for Thailand seafood suppliers to export many hundreds of thousands of tons of shrimp to other countries throughout the world. Prior to the mid 1980s, much of Thailands shrimp was fished from the Gulf of Thailand; however, fishing restrictions shifted the shrimping industry in Thailand from fishing to farming. Black tiger prawns are the primary shrimp that are farmed in Thailand, and the majority of Thailands shrimp is exported to the US, Japan, and Singapore.
In addition to being a world leader in shrimp exporting, Thailand also exports an extraordinary amount of canned fish, primarily canned tuna in addition to canned mackerel and sardines. Canned tuna sales earn Thailand billions of dollars (US) each year. Thailand is limited in its ability to fish tuna because of a lack of the needed vessels. In order to export that much canned tuna, Thailand must import more than 350,000 tons of tuna each year. The tuna is processed and canned in Thailand, and then exported to other countries. The US and Japan receive the largest amount of canned tuna from Thailand.
Thailand seafood and fish suppliers also process many freshwater and seawater fish. Seawater fish that are processed in Thailand for local sales and exports include snapper, grouper, mahi mahi, and swordfish. Freshwater fish processes in Thailand include catfish, tilapia, and rohu. Squid, octopus, and scuttle fish are also processed by Thailand seafood suppliers.