Question: Why GenSan is the tuna capital of the Philippines?

As early as 1970, General Santos City has been called as the “Tuna Capital of the Philippines” since it has a total daily catch that can surpass any other fish ports in the country combined or not. As the tuna capital of the Philippines, it boasts the most modern fish port in the country and aids the local economy.

What is tuna capital?

Welcome to the Tuna Capital of the Philippines As early 1970, Gensan has already been dubbed as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, with its surpassing amount of total daily catch compared to other fishing ports in thecountry.

What is the old name of the Philippines?

Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, during his expedition in 1542, named the islands of Leyte and Samar Felipinas after Philip II of Spain, then the Prince of Asturias. Eventually the name Las Islas Filipinas would be used to cover the archipelagos Spanish possessions.

Where did tuna originate in the Philippines?

The coastal waters of the Philippines in south-east Asia provide important spawning grounds for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), a large migratory tuna species that is found in tropical and sub-tropical oceans around the world.

Did ceviche originate in the Philippines?

Many assume that it was the Spanish who introduced ceviche to the Philippines, as Peru claims to have invented ceviche over 2,000 years ago. Peruvians used citrus fruits after the Spaniards brought them to Europe and South America from Southeast Asia, namely the Philippines.

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