Think tank supports improved regulatory system for tuna sector
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The domestic tuna industry needs to be unburdened of unnecessary regulations to unlock its potential for job creation and output growth, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said. Regulatory framework for the tuna industry, especially the procedures pertaining to registration and licensing of vessels, product registration, as well as duplication of inspections by regulating government agencies. The Philippines is one of the world’s top tuna producers with six species caught in commercial quantity in Philippine waters: yellowfin, skipjack, eastern little tuna, frigate tuna, bigeye and bullet tuna.
Valencia, C. (2017, April 23). Think tank supports improved regulatory system for tuna sector. Philippine Star, p. B4.
Tuna fisheries; Fishery industry; Governments; Frozen products; Canned products; Certification; Trade; Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS); Social Security System (SSS); PhilHealth; Bureau of Internal Revenue; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Local Government Unit (LGU); Maritime Industry Authority (Marina); Department of Agriculture (DA); Bureau of Customs
- The Philippine Star