The need to ban fish aggregating devices (FADs) to save juvenile ‘baby’ tunas

Publication - December 1, 2014
General Santos City is the tuna capital of the Philippines. It is the home port to a large fleet comprising 299 fish carriers, 86 ringnet vessels, 91 purse seiners and 110 handliners. Six of the eight tuna canneries in the Philippines are located here. In 2013, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority in General Santos reported that more than 80% of the 167,578 tons of fish unloaded in this city were tuna2. However, what these figures don’t show is that the tuna landings include a significant volume of juvenile yellowfin and bigeye tuna. This briefing paper describes how Greenpeace uncovered rampant juvenile tuna trading in General Santos port.


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