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Fishport workers carry tunas for processing at the General Santos Fish Port Complex in the Philippines. Pic: AP.

High seas now open to all tuna fishers

By Fri, Dec 07, 2012 2:06PM UTC Comments Off Fishport workers carry tunas for processing at the General Santos Fish Port Complex in the Philippines. Pic: AP.

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (December 7) – The Philippines will now have competition in the pocket of high seas that was recently opened exclusively for Filipino tuna fishermen as the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) failed to reach consensus that would have closed large areas in the Pacific Ocean that lie along the migratory...

Gensan fish catch up slightly

By Sat, Nov 17, 2012 8:02AM UTC 1 Comment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (November 17) – The total volume of fish landing in this city has slightly increased for the first ten months of this year compared to the same period in 2011, despite an overall drop in the country’s total fish production that pulled down growth in the agriculture sector last year. Data obtained...

Two PH tuna firms to open cannery in PNG

By Thu, Aug 16, 2012 8:20AM UTC Comments Off A Filipino fisherman sorts tuna, which is exported to Japan, U.S. and Europe, at the General Santos city port, southern Philippines, Pic: AP.

Two Philippine tuna companies have hooked up with Thailand’s Thai Union Corporation to establish the Majestic Seafood in Papua New Guinea which, according to reports, will open in two months. Frabelle Fishing Corporation and Century Canning Corporation are joining Thai Union to set up the USD 37.6 million 200-metric ton capacity canning plant which will...

Fukushima fish: It’s back on the menu

By Fri, Aug 10, 2012 8:16AM UTC Comments Off pic: Wally Gobetz (Flickr CC)

Small traces of radioactive cesium have been found to be present in Japan’s fish and seawater, probably originating from the Fukushima disaster and spreading via rainfall, according to Japanese authorities. Though extremely toxic, the levels of cesium found are so low that they are considered to be harmless to humans. Japan’s seafood industry, already harmed...

South Korea may relax whaling ban

By Fri, Jul 06, 2012 6:05AM UTC Comments Off pic: turnerw82 (Flickr CC)

In a move that’s ruffled feathers around the world, the South Korean government has announced that it’s considering plans to allow whaling ‘for scientific research’, like Japan currently does. Anti-whaling protest, Australia, pic: Takver (Flickr CC) Of course neither Japan nor Korea cares about catching hundreds of whales for scientific research. The rationale for Korea...

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