Prices of black tigers are still soaring, as they have been in recent years, as a significant lack of product takes its toll on the industry.

Buyers in traditional EU markets continue to be willing to pay, but a question mark hangs over how long this will continue, Heiko Lenk, CEO at Bangkok-headquartered Lenk Frozen Foods Asia, told IntraFish.

"Nowadays, black tiger prices are sky high and I don’t see any scope as to why they would come down,” he said.