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Filipino mayor clashes with Greenpeace, WWF over ‘Tuna Capital’ title

By Thu, Sep 04, 2014 9:26AM UTC 0 Comment

General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera, Greenpeace and World Wildlife Forum (WWF) have swapped sharp remarks after the environment groups said it is no longer appropriate to call the city the Tuna Capital of the Philippines. ...

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 sees hike in tuna landings

By Mon, Mar 11, 2013 7:24AM UTC 0 Comment

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,...

High seas now open to all tuna fishers

By Fri, Dec 07, 2012 2:06PM UTC 0 Comment

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...