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

Philippines defends exemption from tuna fishing ban

By Mon, Dec 03, 2012 2:40PM UTC Comments Off Fishport workers carry tunas for processing at the General Santos Fish Port Complex in the Philippines. Pic: AP.

MANILA – The Philippines fisheries bureau director has defended the lifting of the ban on FAD fishing in Pocket 1 High Seas in the Western Pacific region for Filipino tuna fishing vessels, telling delegates at the 9th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting that the exemption may have helped eased pressure on the country’s...

Filipino tuna fishers set sights on closed Pacific seas

By Thu, Aug 30, 2012 9:51AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

Some 36 tuna catcher vessels will set sail from the port of General Santos City on September 25 where they will head to a pocket of seas that has been closed to tuna fishing since 2010 but recently opened exclusively for Filipino fishermen, according to Joaquin Lu, president of the Socsksargen Federation of Fishing and...

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