Vietnam yellowfin tuna - longline/handline

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Overview

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.

FIP Objective(s) 

To achieve MSC certification by 2020

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
April, 2014
April, 2019
Species 
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name 
Thunnus albacares
Gear Type 
Handline
Longline
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Viet Nam
Additional Attributes 
Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
WCPFC
Volume
FIP Volume 
17,859 metric tons

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.

22% 33% 44%
Basic FIPs may focus their workplans on a subset of the indicators. This shows the proportion of total indicators the FIP is working on.
96%  
This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
20%  
This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
35% 45% 20% 0%
This shows the proportion of actions specifically addressing red indicators that are behind schedule, on track, completed, or not yet started. This helps users understand the progress the FIP is making on the biggest challenges in the fishery.
Behind On Track Complete Future
43% 57% 0% 0%
FIP Progress Rating 
A - Advanced Progress
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
WWF
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Thuy Nguyen
Organization Name 
WWF
Primary Contact 
Keith Symington
Organization Name 
WWF
Primary Contact 
Nick Przyuski