Yellowfin tuna and big-eye tuna are caught in the 6 month period from December to June of the next year. While skipjack tuna can be caught all year round.
Tuna output in the EEZ of Vietnam is estimated at 27,000 MT. Binh Dinh is the top tuna catching province with 9,400 MT, followed by Khanh Hoa with 5,000 MT and Phu Yen with 4,000 MT.
Vietnam has been active in adopting international rules on sustainability such as IUU of EU or “Dolphin Safe” labeling of EII. In 2018, Vietnam’s tuna exports contributes around 7.4% of total national seafood exports.