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Tuna Capital


Tuna Capital
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Copyright: Raul Boncan Jr (voyagenation) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 30 N: 191] (2125)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-03
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70mm AF-S DX f/3
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-08-23 9:13
Viewed: 5112
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Tuna Capital of The Philippines.
General Santos City

Tuna is among the 200 or so species of fish found in the country that have high commercial value. The Philippines ranks 7th among the top tuna producing countries in the world, both in terms of fresh/frozen tuna and canned tuna.

Despite this formidable ranking, the Philippines position in the international tuna industry leaves much room for improvement. The industry continues to be vulnerable to price fluctuations in the world market, stiff competition from existing and emerging tuna producing countries, trade discrimination in some importing countries, limited access to fishing grounds, increasing costs, and operational inefficiencies within the industry.

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hmm the market looks and feels familiar.
could almost smell the fish. And the yellow fins..could almost taste them.
kakamiss ang gensan....

Sarap Ng shushi !

Thanks you for sharing

ben

Taga South Cotabato ako Raul! Very nice shot! Nakakamiss tuloy ang tuna! :)

Regards,

Pierre

Hi Raul,
These tunas are great for grilling and are quite expensive where I live. Very informative Note. Indeed it is an important industry in the Philippines. A well captured photo. You can tell the tunas are fresh with their clear eyes. Best wishes.
Danilo

Hi Raul,

Nice photo! When did you last visited GenSan? My wife used to work in the LandBank branch here in the fish port so this scene is familiar to me.

tfs

Allan

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