Published September 17, 2018 | Version v1
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Balancing interests of actors in the ocean tuna value chain of Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam

  • 1. a Faculty of Economics, Nha Trang University
  • 2. Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University


The exploitation of ocean tuna has become one of the most important fisheries, in terms of foreign income generation, in Khanh Hoa province. This paper examines the structure, conduct, and performance (SCP) of the tuna value chain within a value chain governance framework to answer the research questions: (a) what is the nature of the tuna value chain in Khanh Hoa province, (b) who are the actors involved in the ocean tuna value chain? (c) What type of market structure is in place and what is its effect on product flow and market performance. Results show that actors operate in an imperfectly competitive market and earn profits from their operation, but the intermediaries receive the most in comparison to their investment expenditure. Processing companies benefit more when they buy directly from the fishermen and they face many difficulties in exporting ocean tuna.



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