The Vietnam yellowfin tuna fishery is meeting the rising global demand for tuna. With approximately 2,000 vessels fishing for yellowfin, and a 2014 total export value of nearly $370 million, it is the most important wild-capture export product in Vietnam. Yet, the fishery faces challenges, as there is a lack of a robust harvest strategy, inadequate data on marine ecosystem impacts, and insufficient management to reduce bycatch of species such as sharks and turtles. With the active involvement of FIP Stakeholders, including several national government agencies, and FIP Participants, the challenges facing this fishery are being addressed.
The Vietnam yellowfin tuna fishery is meeting the rising global demand for tuna.
To achieve MSC certification by 2020
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