General Santos City set a new world record for the largest fish display in 15 minutes.
As a part of the ongoing Tuna Festival, Generals (citizens of GenSan) flocked to the General Santos Fish Port Complex to witness and be part of the bid.
[VIEW: Take a peek into GenSan’s bustling and historical fish port.]
Within 15 minutes, GenSan folk were able to display 33.61 metric tons, or a total of 916 yellow fin tuna, compared to the previous world record of 4.5 metric tons by the Netherlands.
The feat will be formally declared by officials of the Guinness Book of World Records in the coming days.
This amazing tuna display just goes to show that General Santos City is, without doubt, the Tuna Capital of the Philippines. As such, its fishing industry should be strengthened to protect the thousands of workers who rely on it.
GenSan’s Tuna Festival will end this Saturday, September 13.
Thank you to Ms. Myrvic Kapunan of ABS-CBN GenSan for this story.