Saturday, March 16, 2013

Why GenSan is the tuna capital of the PH

TUNA MAGIC. General Santos records the largest total volume of fish landing in 2012. Photo by John JavellanaTUNA MAGIC. General Santos records the largest total volume of fish landing in 2012. Photo by John Javellana

General Santos City has regained its status as the country’s premier fish producer as it narrowly edged the Navotas Fishing Port Complex in total volume of fish landing in 2012.

A total of 139,613 metric tons (MT) of fish were landed at the General Santos City Fishing Port Complex in 2012, edging Navotas, which recorded a total landing of 137,651 (MT) for the same period.

The city seized the edge over Navotas for two years in the running, starting 2009. General Santos City landed 143,316 MT in 2009 and 143,139 MT in 2010. In comparison, Navotas landed 118,453 MT in 2009 and 131,936 MT in 2010.

The city’s 2009 fish landings were the highest in the decade.

More than 92% (132,211MT) of the total 2009 fish landings in General Santos City were yellowfin and tuna-like species. Tuna landings dropped slightly in 2010 at 91.6% (131,127MT).

In 2011, however, Navotas led all fishing port complexes nationwide with a total landed catch of 124,929 metric tons.

During the same year, the fish landing in General Santos City accounted for only 112,997 MT. Tuna landings likewise dropped in 2011 at a mere 97,013 MT, or 86.7% of the total landed catch at the fish port.


Author: Paul Michael Camania Jaramillo

Student| Youth Advocate | Leader | Environmental Advocate | Writer | Blogger | RH Advocate

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He has been involved in different advocacy and defending human rights. As a blogger, writer, netizen and an advocate, he has found focus & interest on sexuality & reproductive health, deaf rights & legal access and youth development, leadership, environment advocacy, issues in the nation and in the world, religion, culture and human rights At the age of 14, he has fully embraced the call of leadership.

He was a Lussoc National High School 'The Sring' and 'Ang Batis' news editor. A radical visionary leader, he has led organizations of the Supreme Student Government, Science Club, Youth for Environment in Schools Organization, Interact Club, Math Club, Philippine National Red Cross and other organizations in their institution. He was also awarded as a distinguished student leader as a former officer of the Supreme Student Government and received President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Campus Journalism Award. He attended two National Leadership Training for the Student Government Officers, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Youth for Environment Summer Camp, Science Leaders Congress and Schools Press Conference. Joined and won in the several contests from their school to the national level.

He is the organist and an officer of the Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo).

Paul is a BS Accountancy student at the Northwestern University. He works for CBAA Biznews and  The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points. He is the College Editors Guild of the Philippines-Ilocos Chairperson. CEGP is the oldest and broadest intercollegiate alliance of student publications in the Asia-Pacific.

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