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
How is this FIP Doing?
FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. Comprehensive FIPs must address all red and yellow indicators, while basic FIPs may address only a subset of indicators.
The first bar below shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators. The second bar below shows the FIP’s performance against the indicators when it started so you can see how much progress the FIP has made over time. Both bars use the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=the subset of indicators a basic FIP is not addressing.