Vietnam tuna auctioned in Japan at high prices

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Eight ocean tuna caught by fishermen from the central province of Binh Dinh, Vietnam, were recently auctioned in Japan. A 39kg tuna sold for the highest price of 1,600 yen/kg, earning nearly $600.

Mr. Tran Van Phuc, deputy director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Binh Dinh, said the average price for 1kg of tuna in Japan was 1,240 yen (over $10).

Phuc said the tuna fish were carefully selected by Japanese experts before they were brought to Japan for the auction.

Japanese fisheries experts said that the quality of tuna fish caught by Vietnamese fishermen is quite similar to the same products available in the Japanese market. If the fishing and maintenance process is adjusted, the quality would be much better and the price higher.

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