Fishing Port Development Project (II)


prior to project implementation, there were no public facilities for landing activities in General Santos City and the municipal fisherfolk using private jetties would enlist the labor of people along the coast to unload their hauls and this, like the examples given for Davao, meant that the fishery were handled both inefficiently and in unhygienic conditions. Much of the fish landed at General Santos was consumed in large cities on Mindanao like Davao and Cagayan de Oro, where fish production is low, with a proportion being transported to Manila and Cebu. In terms of handling (both fresh fish and fish for processing), the city is home to one joint venture with an American company and 18 local companies.

Source InstitutionJapan International Cooperation Agency
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Place of PublicationManila
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