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Thai seafood industry buoyed by lifting of EU 'yellow card'

Removal from watch list keeps door to key export market open

Thailand's removal from the European Union's illegal-fishing watch list has been welcomed by the country's fisheries industry. (Photo by Marimi Kishimoto)

BANGKOK -- The European Union's decision on Jan. 8 to remove Thailand from a list of countries warned over illegal fishing is being met with relief by big Thai seafood companies that had feared being locked out of the huge European market.

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