According to VnExpress, the first tuna parcel of Binh Dinh province’s fishermen was sold at the Osaka Auction Center on 8th August..
At the auction, two tunas were bought at the price over 2,100 JPY per kilogram (equates to 440,000 VND), more than five times the price at Vietnam. With this price, a 50kg of weight tuna was sold at 22 million VND. The rest were sold at the price from 150,000 to over 300,000 VND/ kg.
The Japan experts said that, the quality of the tuna parcel caught by Binh Dinh province’s fishermen is not so different from the same kind being sold at Japan market. If continuing to adjust and overcome some of the limitations in the exploitation, processing and storage, it can be sure that the product quality is better, higher selling prices.
Each year, Japan consumes about 600,000 tons of tuna, including 300,000 tons to be imported from abroad, only 100,000 tons of fresh fish, frozen 200,000 tons. The fish exporters to the Japanese market has 80% of farmers use equipment and technology from Japan.