These provinces are key tuna production and processing localities. Fishermen joining the chain have got higher income while the price of tuna has increased from VND50,000-VND60,000 per kilo in 2012 to VND95,000-VND100,000 in 2017.
Currently the three provinces have 2,372 ocean tuna fishing vessels with a total output of more than 92,000 tons last year and 15 businesses which process and export tuna products to 138 markets in the world.
Key importers of Vietnam tuna products included the US, EU, Thailand, Israel and Japan.
Vietnam tuna exports hit more than US$500 million last year.