(vasep.com.vn) 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%.
In 2014, the tuna capture was over 5,600 MT. Meanwhile, the total export value of most tuna products declined, at US$ 117 million.
UK imports decreased by 12%, the Middle East imports fell by 33%, and the US imports declined by 15%.
Management agency blamed post harvest activities for the decrease in volume. Processed tuna has lower value than the whole tuna which significantly decreased the value of tuna exports.
Source: Thu Trang