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GenSan tuna landings down in first half but rebound seen

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Tuna landings at the fish port complex here dropped by about 10 percent during the first half of the year, but officials expect the figures to improve in the coming months.

Data released by the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) here showed the area’s fresh and frozen tuna landings from January to June only reached 103,572.469 metric tons (MT), down by 11,367.272 MT when compared to last year’s 114,939.741 MT.

Fresh catches by local tuna-fishing fleets mainly comprised the bulk of the tuna landings at 52,299.260 MT, which was up by about 20 percent or 10,234.528 MT, from last year’s 42,064.732 MT.

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