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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...

Philippines: OFWs keep General Santos booming as tuna trade declines

By Thu, Jul 21, 2011 8:37AM UTC 1 Comment The tuna trade in General Santos City has seen better days. Pic: AP.

Residents in General Santos City are often asked what is that attracted big mall operators ‘to pitch tents’ in this port city famous for its succulent yellowfin tuna. For close to two decades now, since the opening of the international-class airport in 1997, hundreds and hundreds of tons of fresh tuna have been shipped out...