General Santos City, the Philippines’ Tuna Capital due to its hosting of the six of the country’s seven tuna canning plants and dozens more of its processing plant is now expanding beyond that distinction beginning Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
Because on that day, the country’s first salmon-production plant and Asia’s newest and most modern salmon and seafood processing and smoking facility in Asia, carrying the name BIG GLORY BAY SALMON AND SEAFOOD COMPANY, INC. will be inaugurated at Barangay Tambler!
BIG GLORY BAY Salmon and Seafood Company, Inc. is a joint venture of Alliance Select Foods International, Inc. (one of the Philippines’ leading canned tuna manufacturers formerly known as Alliance Tuna Inc.) and Prime Foods New Zealand Ltd. The facility is located inside the Alliance Select Foods International tuna canning plant.
READ: New Zealand-Philippines Joint Venture in expansion mode
It will be producing smoked salmon from New Zealand and Norway, at a capacity of 600 metric tons per year! These then will be exported all over the world.
Expected to grace the inauguration of this multi-million investment in the city on August 2, 2011, are ASFII President and CEO Jonathan Dee, PFNZL Managing Director Henry Studholme; together with General Santos City Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines Andrew Matheson and LandBank President and CEO Gilda Pico.
With this development, we can now surely say that, Yes, Virginia, there is more in GenSan beyond Tuna! And hopefully, the generals may claim another title for the City by the Bay – that of the emerging “SALMON CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES”!
Everyone!!! You can actually buy our export quality products of Big Glory Bay. 🙂
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Di me naka watch maam charito yesterday ng local TVP. I was out of town kasi. Sayang nga di ko nakita how BIG Glory Bay looks inside. Anyway there’s a lot of time pa.
I’ve seen the inauguration of BIG GLORY BAY yesterday being covered by TV PATROL SOCSKSARGEN..
oks lang. i love my name, White Knight. hehe
did you watch tv patrol?
@fahdingding di ko sure kung sa GenSan ang planta nila but the bangus come from somewhere in Sarangani.
Hala binuking mo tuloy si Charito kuya. Dili na na mag comment next time diri. Joke lang..haha.
Dito rin pala sa GenSan nanggagaling ang Century Tuna Bangus?
So proud to know where is the plant located?
what time po ito?
@charito aka chat ansagay, 10:00am ang start ng Programme. Paki-cover ha? Thanks!
Avel, magpa-giveaway sana sila ng smoked salmon!!! Hehehe, kung kailan wala na ako sa Gensan…
WOW! Another huge investment coming-in in our city. It means employment opportunities for our fellow Generals. This is great.
Maayong hapon, Kumpare.
I have no problem getting frozen salmon, Avel… I can buy that anytime that I want. But, I want to get some smoked salmon, though! 🙂 Looks like it won’t happen, though.
Our FISHING industry is still alive and kicking… Congrats GENSAN!
@MindanaoBob, hi kumpare! As far as I know, everything will be for export! But some local seafood markets in GenSan are selling frozen salmon now. Try Pacific Seas along National Highway. 🙂
Will any of the items be available locally, or only for export? I would love to be able to buy some smoked salmon!