As of mid-October, Vietnam had exported 450 million USD worth of tuna, marking a year-on-year increase of 55 percent, according to the Vietnam Association for Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

"This is an encouraging sign when exports of our key seafood products are likely to slow down or even significantly decrease," VASEP said, adding that priority would be given to increasing tuna exports and turnover.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's General Department of Fisheries has decided to put tuna on the list of key seafood exports.-VNA