Viet Nam Investing VND1 billion to Boost Tuna Exports to Japan

21 March 2014, at 12:00am

VIET NAM - Binh Dinh province has invested VND1 billion into buying better equipment for tuna fishing and preserving in order to improve the quality of exports to Japan.

Four local officials were also sent to Japan to learn techniques in tuna catching and preserving for export. They then used these techniques to guide local fishermen in Viet Nam, reports VASEP.

If a pilot model is successful, the province will expand the model to raise profit for local fishermen, according to provincial People's Committee.

Binh Dinh is one of the provinces reporting high tuna catch with annual production of about 10,000 MT. However, the price of raw tuna is unstable due to backward techniques in tuna catching and preserving, affecting the quality of tuna for export.