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Philippine tuna in 2015: Facing the new threat

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015 1:49PM UTC Comments Off on Philippine tuna in 2015: Facing the new threat

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines - Tuesday, January 27, was a lucky day for 40-year-old Wilson Manlunas. His fishing crew of five just landed 10 pieces of yellowfin tuna which, if the quality is good enough, could gross them P100,000 (US$2,250) after a 10-day fishing venture....

A day in the life of tuna

By Sat, Sep 14, 2013 7:30PM UTC 0 Comment

Renowned for their succulent and delectable taste, the yellowfin tunas landed in General Santos City make their way to the tables of posh restaurants in less than 24 hours for the discriminating palates of sashimi lovers. Their journey over land and air begins at the fish port complex before the break of day. A typical...

2012 Philippine tuna landings up

By Tue, Mar 26, 2013 3:33PM UTC 0 Comment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (Mar 26) – Total fish landing at the country’s biggest fishing port complex in 2012 was up 23.7 per cent, according to data released by the General Santos City office of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority. A total of 139,613.34 metric tons of fish, a majority of them tuna, landed at the...

Philippines: Bfar sets tuna catch ceiling at 165,000 MT per year

By Fri, Jul 20, 2012 9:38AM UTC 0 Comment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – As initial step to arrest declining tuna catches, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Bfar) said Filipino fishing companies will have to agree to a 165,000 metric ton (MT) annual ceiling of tuna catches and eventually a reduction of some of the 300 fish-catching vessels in the country. The figure...

Rocketing prices put tuna beyond ordinary Filipinos’ reach

By Tue, May 22, 2012 7:34AM UTC 0 Comment

With the price of a sashimi grade tuna at the General Santos City fishing port complex rising above Php420 (US$10) per kilo,  more and more Filipinos are becoming strangers to the succulent and mouth-watering yellowfin tuna that their country is famous for. When these tunas eventually end up in posh Japanese restaurants abroad, they command a...