SFFAII gears up for 21st National Tuna Congress


 The SOCSKSARGEN Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc. (SFFAII), Secretariat of the 21st National Tuna Congress, is now in the thick of preparations for the upcoming event slated on September 4-6, 2019 at the 3rd Floor, SM Trade Halls, SM City General Santos, General Santos City.

To kick off the 3-day event, a 21st NTC (Tuna Congress) Caravan will make the rounds in city streets beginning at the General Santos Fish Port in Tambler, in the early morning of September 4, 2019, and finishing at SM City General Santos for the 21st NTC Mass. Thereafter, the 21st NTC Trade Exhibit will be opened to the public.

In the afternoon, the 2nd All About Handline Summit will happen at the 3rd floor area opposite the Trade Halls. The summit will serve as the 1st Public Consultation of the proposed Amendments of the Handline Fishing Law Implementing Rules and Regulations; Updates of Tuna Conservation Management Zone Program; and Fisheries Improvement Initiatives. Fellowship Dinner will follow by evening. Details of the venue are still being arranged as of press time.

The 21st National Tuna Congress Plenary Sessions will commence on September 5, 2019 with eight (8) topics. For the final day on September 6, 2019, eight (8) plenary topics will also be discussed by expert speakers.

The following are the pre-selected topics in consonance with the 21st National Tuna Congress Theme - “The Tuna Industry: Embracing Technologies and Sustainable Strategies”:

A.) Electronic Monitoring, Surveillance, and Control
  • The Philippine Monitoring, Surveillance, and Control 
  • Pointrek: Monitoring Solution for Fisheries
  • Connecting The Filipino Fishing Vessels
  • Navcast Technologies for Fisheries
  • Updates on FAME Technology as an Alternative Vessel Monitoring Technology for Small-Scale Fisheries
B.) Catch Documentation and Traceability
  • Updates on the Philippine Electronic Catch Documentation and Traceability System 
  • Tracetales: Traceability Solution for Seafood Processors
  • ally Technology for Seafood Processors
  • Trafiz: Mobile App Solution for Buyers and Brokers 
C.) Emerging Technologies for Processors
  • Biotecon Technology and Global Food Safety and Certification in the Food Industry Business
  • Innovation in Biotesting: Parameters of Interest for Food Processing Companies
  • Sterilization for Tuna Cans: Simplest and Most Cost-Effective Solution for Sterilizing Tuna Cans 
D.) Commodity, Market and Stock Assessment, and Other Updates
  • Commodity and Market Updates for Canned Tuna
  • Commodity and Market Updates for Fresh Frozen Tuna
  • Updates on the Oceans and Fisheries Partnership
  • Status of Tuna Stocks in the Pacific
  • Tuna and the Philippines National Stock Assessment Program
  • Tuna Unloadings and the Development Plan for the General Santos City Fish Port Complex
  • Tuna and General Santos City Development Plans.
The Closing Ceremonies will highlight the updates of the 20th NTC Resolutions and ceremonial turnover of the 21st NTC Resolutions. The 3-day event will be capped by a Farewell Dinner.

In a related story, as of to date, out of 192 booths to comprise the 21st National Tuna Congress Trade Exhibit, only 76 booths are left available for lease. For interested sponsors, please contact the Congress Secretariat at tunacongress@yahoo.com or sffaii1999@yahoo.com. You may also call them at Telephone Nos. (083) 826-1042 and 826-1047.


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