Tuna

Tuna fishermen hit illegal fishing

Published by rudy Date posted on December 29, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Tuna fishermen from General Santos City denounced yesterday the government’s continued failure to curb illegal fishing, which continues to threaten the sustainability of the local tuna fishing industry.

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Lobregat backs labor drive amid sardine fishing ban

Published by rudy Date posted on December 13, 2011

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Mayor Celso Lobregat extends full support to the livelihood drive for 30,000 workers in the sardine fishing sector displaced by a three-month moratorium.

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Phl canned tuna production down 20% this year

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine canned tuna production has gone down by around 20 percent this year due to the high seas ban on tuna fishing.

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Local tuna industry struggling due to declining catch

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2011

MANADO, Indonesia – What used to be an overwhelming $420-million worth in the early 2000s, the country’s tuna industry is now pegged at 30 percent lower than what it used to be when it was at its peak.

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New tuna limits may cut fish production

Published by rudy Date posted on August 22, 2011

THE country’s fish production may decline by 5 percent this year following the government’s imposition of conservation measures, an official said over the weekend.

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Bluefin tuna catches to be reduced in Pacific—reports

Published by rudy Date posted on December 12, 2010

TOKYO—Fishing nations have agreed to hold their catches of young bluefin tuna in the central and western Pacific in 2011 and 2012 below the 2002-04 annual averages, press reports said Sunday.

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Tuna resources in Mindanao dwindle

Published by rudy Date posted on October 13, 2010

COTABATO City: The fisheries experts in the country disclosed on Tuesday that the supply of tuna in Mindanao particularly in the fishing grounds where fishermen from General Santos City used to capture has reached its critical level—which needs further study on how to make the supply sustainable. Regional Director Sani Maca-balang of the Bureau of…

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Gov’t aid to displaced GenSan tuna workers reaches P3.6 M

Published by rudy Date posted on August 31, 2010

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (PNA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has so far released some P3.629 million worth of assistance to more than 900 tuna industry workers here who had lost their jobs due to the impact of the two-year fishing ban in the high seas off the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.

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Tuna fishermen get breather

Published by rudy Date posted on July 9, 2010

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — With the three-month fish aggregating device ban now in effect, the government has offered an alternative measure that would allow Filipino fishers to catch tuna in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), a tuna industry official said yesterday.

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Tuna companies press gov’t to negotiate more pacts for additional fishing grounds

Published by rudy Date posted on June 21, 2010

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The tuna industry is asking the national government to work out bilateral fishing access agreements with other tuna-rich countries since the closure of portions of the Pacific Ocean for six months now has slowed down their production.

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Tuna catch declining in GenSan on El Niño

Published by rudy Date posted on April 5, 2010

GENERAL SANTOS CITY: Tuna catch is declining in the southern Philippines as the warm climate continues to affect the ocean’s temperature.

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Ban on tuna fishing in the Pacific: Boon or bane?

Published by rudy Date posted on April 3, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—Conservation measures are generally instituted to prevent the collapse of fish stocks due to overfishing. These can be in the form of closing an area for any fishing activity, limiting the amount of fish that can be caught or allowing the use of only specific fishing gear.

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Fishing countries targeted over endangered southern tuna

Published by rudy Date posted on March 28, 2010

WELLINGTON (AFP) – A week after a UN conference failed to ban trade in the critically endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna, environmentalists are warning of the possible extinction of its southern hemisphere cousin.

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Boats idle, workers lose jobs as General Santos reels from tuna ban

Published by rudy Date posted on February 24, 2010

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines—Gone were the days when fishing boats of the Amadeo Fishing Corp. (AFC) sailed daily to catch tuna.

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Task force created to help GenSan tuna industry

Published by rudy Date posted on February 22, 2010

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has created Task Force GenSan (Gen. Santos City) to facilitate the timely delivery of services and interventions for workers in the local tuna industry which is being severely affected by international fishing groups’ imposition of a two-year ban on tuna fishing.

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Tuna fish ban to affect local industry – DoLE

Published by rudy Date posted on February 20, 2010

The tuna fishing ban in the Pacific Ocean will directly affect some 500 workers in the country’s local fishing industry, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said Saturday.

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500 General Santos fishers may lose jobs due to tuna fishing ban

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – At least 500 fishermen in General Santos City face possible displacement as a result of the two-year tuna fishing ban in the Pacific Ocean, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday.

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Job losses pile up on tuna ban

Published by rudy Date posted on February 5, 2010

SENATORS Manuel Roxas II and Manuel Villar Jr. are seeking an inquiry into the two-year ban on tuna fishing and its impact on the industry, specifically on Mindanao.

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Gov’t urged to cut deals with neighboring countries

Published by rudy Date posted on January 31, 2010

TO PRESERVE RP’S $1-B TUNA INDUSTRY: A local chief executive of a city in Metro Manila has warned the government that the economy of Gen. Santos City, and Mindanao in general, would suffer immensely with the implementation of a two-year ban on tuna fishing in the Central and Western Pacific.

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With tuna ban, 150,000 may lose jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on January 28, 2010

DAVAO CITY—At least 150,000 people who depend on the tuna industry in General Santos City could end up jobless as a result of a two-year ban on tuna fishing in Western and Central Pacific, a fishing magnate said.

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Local tuna industry faces harder times

Published by rudy Date posted on December 27, 2009

GENERAL SANTOS CITY , Philippines  – The local tuna industry, in limbo over the last couple of months, is in for harder times following a ban imposed by the Western and Central Pacific Commission (WCPC) on all fishing operations in the high seas, or beyond the 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EZZ), beginning January next…

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