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Sector under threat

This article was originally published in Foodnews

THE Philippines tuna industry is in serious danger of being unsustainable in its present form unless the ban on purse seine fishing in the western and central Pacific is adjusted, according to a leading official in the country. Ahead of the country's national tuna congress, John Heitz, export manager of GenSan Aqua Traders, warned: "Five years from now, there may be only two or three canneries operating here and they may operate at reduced capacity."

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