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GenSan’s Big Glory Bay, Phils’ 1st salmon production plant is Asia’s most modern

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.

Why?

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”!

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About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - http://plus.google.com/+AvelManansala. If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. MindanaoBob says:

    Hi Avel,

    Will any of the items be available locally, or only for export? I would love to be able to buy some smoked salmon!

  2. bariles says:

    @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. 🙂

  3. fahdingding says:

    Our FISHING industry is still alive and kicking… Congrats GENSAN!

  4. MindanaoBob says:

    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.

    Thanks!

  5. White Knight says:

    WOW! Another huge investment coming-in in our city. It means employment opportunities for our fellow Generals. This is great.

  6. Gay says:

    Avel, magpa-giveaway sana sila ng smoked salmon!!! Hehehe, kung kailan wala na ako sa Gensan…

  7. charito says:

    what time po ito?

    1. bariles says:

      @charito aka chat ansagay, 10:00am ang start ng Programme. Paki-cover ha? Thanks!

  8. So proud to know where is the plant located?

  9. Toinks says:

    Dito rin pala sa GenSan nanggagaling ang Century Tuna Bangus?

  10. White Knight says:

    Hala binuking mo tuloy si Charito kuya. Dili na na mag comment next time diri. Joke lang..haha.

  11. fahdingding says:

    @toinks: TALAGA?

  12. Tingkoling says:

    @fahdingding di ko sure kung sa GenSan ang planta nila but the bangus come from somewhere in Sarangani.

  13. charito says:

    oks lang. i love my name, White Knight. hehe
    did you watch tv patrol?

  14. fahdingding says:

    I’ve seen the inauguration of BIG GLORY BAY yesterday being covered by TV PATROL SOCSKSARGEN..

  15. White Knight says:

    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.

  16. Everyone!!! You can actually buy our export quality products of Big Glory Bay. 🙂

    if interested, please email me at mespina@bgbnewzeland.com


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