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

High seas now open to all tuna fishers

By Fri, Dec 07, 2012 2:06PM UTC Comments Off Fishport workers carry tunas for processing at the General Santos Fish Port Complex in the Philippines. Pic: AP.

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...

Philippines tuna fisher gets boost

By Fri, Apr 06, 2012 5:00AM UTC Comments Off Philippines tuna fisher gets boost

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (April 6) –  Philippine tuna producers can heave a sigh of relief, temporarily at least. At the recently concluded 8th annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) held on March 26-29 in Guam, the Philippines was allowed a limited number of fishing vessels in two pockets of Western...