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...
OFF LAMITAN CITY, Basilan (March 9) – Fisheries officials are projecting an increase of 50,000 metric tons in tuna landings this year following the deployment of more Filipino fishing vessels in the Pocket 1 High Seas in western Pacific Ocean. “Right now, we already have 14 catcher vessels in the area,” said lawyer Asis Perez,...
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...
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...
The closure of four pockets of fishing seas to tuna fishing in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean has reportedly not yielded the desired results of arresting the decline of big eye tuna stocks and “replacement measures” are now being considered as a solution. Glenn Hurry, executive director of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries...
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