Vietnam will send a working group to the Philippines to learn tuna fishing and processing technologies, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam.

( The US is Vietnam's tuna leading importing market. After declines in H2/2014, the market finds its rebound.

( Vietnam's tuna exports fell sharply in QI/2015 due to lower global prices combined with weak market demand. In QII, exports to some markets showing positive signs.

( On 26.6, Binh Dinh Province People's Committee had a meeting with the delegation of Japan – Vietnam Friendship Association in Sakai city on the implementation of projects on tuna purchasing and exporting tuna which supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Tuna port and auction market are built on an area of over 6 hectares with investment of the World Bank (WB).

( In 2015, Russia become a star among tuna markets as it ranked the 9th largest importer.

( Above 36% of Vietnam caught tuna were exported to the US, making it the biggest consumption market. After declines in recent years, there have been positive signals in tuna exports from Vietnam to the US.

( To Vietnam, Germany has been the biggest tuna importing market in the EU and the second biggest single market since 2009.

( Data from General Customs revealed that Vietnam tuna exports from January to February 2015 reached US$ 63.2 million, down 13.5% year on year.

( Through 15th February 2015, as the demand for frozen tuna loins for process in EU grew high, Vietnam's tuna exports to this market reached US$ 15.7 million, up 11.8% year on year.

( The year 2015 is predicted to be a good year for tuna exports with benefits from free trade agreements.

( main activity is “Dolphin Safe” media program including “Dolphin safe” stickers posting on tuna fishing vessels, fishing ports, trading desks in 7 key tuna fishing provinces.

( During the last 3 years, Thailand tuna exports have been decreasing. The total value of Thai tuna exports fell from US$ 2.76 billion in 2012 to US$ 2.4 billion in 2014.

( Kato Office (Japan) and Binh Dinh Fishery Joint Stock Company (BIDIFISCO) coordinated to inspect and select tuna for export to Japan.

( On 29 December 2014, Phu Yen People’s Committee announced their plan to construct a port and auction for tuna. The location is expected to be Area 6, Phu Dong in Tuy Hoa City.


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