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(vasep.com.vn) Vietnam was the largest supplier of frozen bigeye tuna and the second largest supplier of frozen yellowfin tuna for Canada in 2012...For the year to date, tuna exports to Canada witnessed a stable growth registered for each month.

(vasep.com.vn) Japanese Maguchi Group has visited and worked with leaders of Binh Dinh province to find cooperation possibilities for processing and exporting frozen seafood to Japan.

Spanish canners association Anfaco-Cecopesca wants the Spanish government and the European commission to treat canned tuna as a ‘sensitive’ product under the EU-Thailand free trade agreement (FTA), which is currently in the early stages of negotiation, reported the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency newsletter.

(vasep.com.vn) According to statistics of US Department of Agriculture (USDA), between Jan and Jun 2013, the country imported nearly 134 thousand MT of tuna, worth US$806.6 million, up 6 percent in volume and 8 percent in value compared to the same period of 2012.

Between January and March 2013, Spain exported 30,236 tonnes of canned seafood, a figure that accounts for a decrease of 11.45 per cent over the same period last year (34,147 tonnes).

Greenpeace has launched a public

As part of the 85th Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) important agreements were adopted on conservation and tuna management and for the protection of ecosystems in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO).

Due to the closure on fish aggregating devices (FADs), there are still no Philippine fishing vessels in a tuna-rich pocket of the Pacific Ocean, an Agriculture official said yesterday.

(vasep.com.vn) While shrimp and pangasius exports must grapple with trade barriers imposed by importers, Vietnam tuna has favorable conditions to increase sales thanks to expansion of importing markets. However, tuna exporters are being put under strain due to raw tuna undersupply. A sharp decrease in ocean tuna catch through the year to date was attributable to shortage of raw material.

The Philippines could soon ship tuna products duty-free to the European Union under its next round of trade preference scheme for developing countries.

Japan is urging to cut the catch of Pacific bluefin tuna of three years old and younger by 15 percent, reported JDP.

(vasep.com.vn) In the first seven months of 2013, Vietnam imported US$348.8 million of fish products, downed 11.5 percent over the last year. In which, India was the leading supplier with total value of US$49.3 million, accounting for 14.2 percent. Vietnam mainly bought raw black tiger shrimp from India to process and export.

While commitments to source pole-and-line tuna pleased some NGOs, the lack of supply has put increasing pressure on retailers and suppliers. Over the past few years, the resurgence of pole-and-line caught tuna as an international commodity has become an “extremely sensitive” subject between retailers, importers and green campaigners as the sides argue the merits -- both commercial and ecological -- of the fishing practice.

How to manage the bluefin tuna resource in the northern Pacific is the focus of an international meeting that started Monday in Japan’s southwestern city of Fukuoka.


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