Outlook for Development of a Tuna Industry in the Philippines

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950 - Fishing - 37 pages
The tuna resources of the Philippine seas are relatively unexploited at present and represent the largest single opportunity for the expansion of the fisheries of that nation. The results of 2.5 years of study and exploration of this resource and the prospects for developing it are presented. A tuna-canning industry of modest proportions could be established, using the longline-trawl technique to capture the fish. Limitations of the supply of bait fishes preclude extensive development of live-bait fishing. American tuna-fhishing techniques have not been successful in the Philippines to date and are probably too expensive, since Philippine waters are probably less than one-half as productive as those of the eastern Pacific.

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Contents

The Philippine tunas
2
The history of the Philippine tuna Fishery
18
Recent exploration lor tuna
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