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Tuna production in QI/2017 touched 5,846 MT
May 16, 2017, 08:56 AM
(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first three months of 2017, tuna production in the three key provinces of Vietnam estimated at 5,846 MT. Currently, the price of ocean tuna at the port ranged from VND93,000 to VND110,000 per kg. In Phu Yen province, tuna production hit 1,500 MT, down 2.7% year on year; that in Binh Dinh province was 3,446 MT, an increase of 75% over the same period last year (from 1,970 MT); that in Khanh Hoa province was 900 MT, down 8% from a year before.

In Mar 2017, capture output touched 289.4 thousand MT, the figure in QI/2017 estimated at 685.9 thousand MT, up 1.4% over the same period in 2016. Of that, marine catch hit 651.9 thousand MT, up 1.4% year on year; and inland catch reached 34 thousand MT. The weather in the month was favorable with the appearance of some species such as of shrimps, mackerel, anchovy and scads in the waters of the central and southern provinces. There were about 85% of fishing vessels engaging in fishing. The localities continue to follow the Decision No. 48/2010/QĐ-TTg and Decree No. 67/2014/NĐ-CP of the Government on a number of fisheries development policies.

Compiled by Dieu Thuy

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