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With 3,260 km of coast line, Vietnam has 2,038 species of marine fish, in which there are 130 species having commercial value, 30 species regularly caught.

Vietnam has fisheries stock of 4.2 million MT and  maximum sustainable yield, MSY of 1.7 million MT per year.

From 2015 to 2020, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) will invest and build five major fishing centers in 5 provinces, namely Hai Phong, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Ba Ria - Vung Tau and Kien Giang. These provinces have big fishing grounds.

The Ministry will invest, build fishing ports, integrate and modernize fishing logistics services, develop offshore fishing and create fisheries value chain. These activites are promising, to attract investment and boast the economy as well as Vietnam seafood exports in the next decades.

Vietnamese seafood exporters have been expanding production scale and scope, enhance food safety to meet the demand of consumers and ensure credibility to export to  major markets like Japan, the US and  EU.

Marine production chain has satisfied IUU regulation by EU so far. 



In 2015, total national capture output estimated to reach approximately 3 million MT, up 4.1% over 2014, including 2.840 million MT from marine catch and 186 MT from inland catch. Central Vietnam has the highest fish stock, estimated at 1.18 million MT

In 2015, total marine products export value was US$2.06 billion, down 2.8% year on year. In the year, exports of tuna valued at US$455 million, cephalopod with US$429 million, surimi with US$304 million, crab with US$121 million, bivalve mollusk with US$82.39 million, finfish and other marine products with US$660 million.

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