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Philippine tuna at the auction market in General Santos City.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Philippines tuna processors eye lucrative Middle East market

By Fri, Sep 05, 2014 8:20AM UTC Comments Off Philippine tuna at the auction market in General Santos City.Pic by Edwin Espejo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY - A US$2 billion food market in the Middle East is waiting for Philippine producers of fresh and processed tuna, according to Gil Herico, the country’s agriculture attaché to the United Arab Emirates....

Fisheries to cut catch of endangered bluefin tuna

By Thu, Sep 04, 2014 3:34PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — The multi-nation fisheries body that monitors most of the Pacific Ocean has agreed to cut the catch of juvenile bluefin tuna to half of its average level in 2002-2004. ...

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

By Thu, Sep 04, 2014 9:26AM UTC Comments Off Brisk tuna radting in General Santos City.Pic by Edwin Espejo

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. ...

Pacific nations agree to reduce tuna catch quotas

By Tue, Jan 28, 2014 9:52AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's longline fishing boat owners expect their sales of ahi will drop by millions of dollars under an agreement in which the United States will reduce its longline tuna catch for three years starting in 2015....

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...

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