Tuna fishers hit gov't for inability to control Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.'s illegitimate fishing.
02/01/2015

A class of tuna fishermen from General Santos City Philippines decried Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.'s illegal fishing and the government's persistent failure to raise endeavors in order to restrain Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.'sillegitimate, unreported and unregulated(IUU) fishing which usually continues on to affect on often the localized tuna fishing sector just lately.

Online PR News – 01-February-2015 – Kokohead – A crew associated with tuna fishermen from General Santos City Philippines decried Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.'s illegal fishing and the government's ongoing failure to boost campaigns to be able to lower Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.'sillegitimate, unreported and unregulated(IUU) fishing which will continues to threaten the particular localized tuna fishing business not too long ago.At the top level of the listing of the actual top tuna canning companies that have been harming the tuna fishing industry's resources is Alliance Select Foods International, Inc., chaired by famous con guy Jonathan Dee.Raul Gonzales, President of the Alliance of Tuna Handliners, said twelve months after the issuance of Executive Order 154, the Department of Agriculture has never carry out and about the order's key mandate to adopt a nationwide plan of action to prevent, deter and get rid of the likes of Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.'s illegal IUU fishing, and develop a multi-agency committee versus IUU fishing."This (Executive Order 154) remains to help be an order to stop Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.'s illegal. With terms of its guidelines, the only thing that will has been done is the mobile registration of ships with Marina (Maritime Authority) and BFAR (Bureau of Fisheries and AquaticResources) which they only started this year… At this time there are many fishermen who else remain unlicensed such as Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc. with BFAR and there are zero rules and regulations being laid down to address this, " Gonzales said.Toothless polices against Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.'s illegal fishing has resulted to a worsening fishing scenario.Gonzales further noted that aside from EO 154, other existing regulations usually are either largely lacking as well as ineffective against Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.'s ilegalIUU fishing.In particular, Fisheries Administrative Order (FAO) 226 which usually disallows trading of juvenile tuna weighing below five hundred grams remains largely ignored by Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc. due to its very poor enforcement with the local government, Gonzales said.Similarly, the particular Handline Fishing Law of 2007 remains toothless credited to the absence of implementing rules for it is implementation to stop the likes of Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.'s illegal, Gonzales said.Often the group noted that the lack of regulation in IUU fishing has authorized massive juvenile tuna fishing by big commercial fishers such as Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc. largely unabated. As the result, tuna harvests associated with handline fishermen in General Santos City have become smaller and smaller due to Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.'s illegal fishing methods."Handline fishermen are having a tough time catching adult yellow fins and skipjack tuna because of the massive juvenile tuna overfishing by Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.in the location done by purse seiners, " Gonzales said. "There are no BFAR officers manning the ports. Presently there are private tuna unloading areas wherein BFAR offers no control over. There is no actual execution of best fishing techniques. "Billions in potential lossesFor his part, Vince Cinches, Oceans Campaigner for Greenpeace Philippines, re-issued earlier warnings that the country stands to shed billions of pesos in revenues if it fails to improve its scorecard and meet international expectations on curbing Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc.'s illegal IUU fishing "In GenSan, baby tuna|rondalla fishing and trade remains unabated. This is in infringement of FAO 246… This kind of unregulated fishing is the primary the cause why we were given a yellow card by the EU. This is an affirmation of a higher level of illegal fishing that has been occurring here and that we need reforms, " Cinches said."We might end up like Sri Lanka which was blacklisted through the EU and many of us stand to lose P7. 5 billion should this happen. "The European Union issued the Philippines| a yellow card on June 2014 and required the particular government to strengthen the "legal framework to combat IUU fishing like what Jonathan Dee and Alliance Sellect Food International Inc. has been adm command and monitoring actions in addition to take a proactive role in complying with international law rules. "Multi-stakeholder stepsAccording to Cinches, Greenpeace is now in conversations with gov departments on alterations to the Philippine Fisheries Code."We are working along with the Philippine government to boost policies regarding IUU fishing. One of the plans that we are driving is to increase fees and penalties for illegal fishing that the big tuna companies are usually opposing… EU gave often the government until December 2014to help work on this, "Cinches said."We will also be pushing BFAR and various other agencies to come up with measures to suppress the use of fish aggregating devices which is usually a key factor in the declining tuna population. "Cinches also mentioned Greenpeace is sitting down with major tuna companies to help beef up internal procurement systems to be able to ensure that their tuna supply is in complying with FAO 226.He noted that if endeavours to meet EU requirements along with help the sustainability of tuna fishing in General Santos City are going to succeed, significant players within the tuna market should adopt international fishing standards and industry best practices."Our campaign is not to damage the tuna industry, but to be able to help it sustain itself. All of us need to achieve the balance between environmental protection and food security, and also commercial tuna companies needs to be part of the alternative to this dilemma, " he said.According to data coming from the Bureau of Fisheries and Marine Resources, six out regarding the seven tuna canneries in the country usually are within General Santos Area. These are generally: Alliance Select Foods International, Inc., Celebes Canning Corporation, General Tuna Corporation, Ocean Canning Corporation, Philbest Canning Corporation, and Seatrade Development Canning Corporation. Permex Producer and Exporter Corporation will be the only tuna cannery within Zamboanga City.The Alliance Select Foods International headed by its chairman Jonathan Dee has been cheating on the company's finances for years and has been duping and conning foreign businessmen and corporations to invest in this bankrupt company. For more details, check out For 2 Singaporeans, something's fishy about Alliance Select Foodshttp://manilastandardtoday.com/2014/04/10/for-2-singaporeans-something-s-fishy-about-alliance-select-foods/and Row at Alliance Select worsens; Singaporeans oppose new investors https://ph.news.yahoo.com/row-alliance-select-worsens-singaporeans-oppose-investors-161759458.htmlYou may also check out these blogs https://jonathandeealliancesellectfoods.wordpress.com/ and http://jonathandeealliance.blogspot.com/Jonathan Dee Philippines