( According to Khanh Hoa Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in 2014, tuna production increased by 37% comparing to 2013. However, export value of processed tuna decreased by 35%.

( Yanmar company- subsidiary of Yanmar Group (Japan) has worked with Khanh Hoa provincial leaders to explore investment opportunities vessel construction.

( Under the plan from Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, total tuna output in 2016 in 3 Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen and Binh Dinh will be 69,000 MT, including 19,000 MT of yellowfin and bigeye tuna and 50,000 MT of skipjack.

( It is not the season for tuna catching but vessels are successful thanks to favorable weather.

( Binh Dinh provincial leaders worked with Hokugan (Japanese company) to discuss on cannery project.

( Binh Dinh is taking steps to better tuna exports to Japan after the first batch on 5th August 2014.

( Japanese companies committed to build a processing plant for canned tuna in Binh Dinh, and support to improve the quality of tuna for direct export to Japan, promoting tuna brand for Binh Dinh - Vietnam in Japan.

( Vietnam's tuna exports to the US recovered as export value was US$ 43 million, up 12% year on year. Yearly accumulated tuna export value reached over US$ 128 million, down 13%, because the increase in Q3 was not sufficient to make up for the decline at the beginning of the year.

( In August, while tuna exports of Thailand and the Philippines to Japan fell, Vietnam’s tuna sales to the market saw growth with more than 32%, reached over US$2.37 million.

( Sub-department of Capture Fisheries and Fisheries Resources Protection recommended that People's Committee of Binh Dinh organize demo manufacturing for tuna fishing equipment. Equipment includes reels and shockers to keep quality of fish higher.

( So far in 2014, tuna exports has been targeted to major markets such as the US, EU and Japan, aiming to earn approximately US$ 560 million. However, to achieve this goal, standard processes must be strictly followed.

Ecuador traditional exports of tuna dropped over the first month of this year. The rate fell by 8.8% over the same month last year.

( In the first months of this year, tuna exports reported a positive growth despite a lot of hardships to which seafood exports have been exposed in general.

( Switzerland totally depends, for tuna import, from other European countries to meet domestic consumption. Average tuna consumption per capita in the market is 8.5 kg per year.

During the first 12 weeks of 2013 EU canners, mostly in Spain and Italy, have imported a record amount of 17,378 M/T pre-cooked loins from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and China.


Ms Van Ha


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