Jacana Tuna Fish Landing

22/23/24 April 2009

Now back on land with all our gear full of salt, we shifted gears and spent slow quality time cleaning and maintaining our stuff. We also had to re-energize and plan our next Palawan trips to Roxas, Taytay and El Nido.  Still with swollen fingers, Alya flew back to Manila early evening of the 22nd.

Tuna heavier than the man carrying it!

Tuna heavier than the man carrying it!

By the 23rd, we were ready to check out Puerto Princesa. We went to a tuna landing port we had visited 3 years ago. From 9 to 11 am, all sizes of tuna from small, medium to large landed, were graded and sold for 65 pesos a kilo for the “local” market. If the fish was graded A, B or C, these get shipped to the Japanese market.

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Stella was born in Manila, Philippines in 1965. She studied anthropology but ended up in advertising, producing radio and TV commercials for 7 years. After quitting advertising, she ventured into the freelance world in Manila producing video documentaries for a publishing house, government agencies, non govenmental organisations, and the academe. She moved on to producing books and had a stint at working with foreign production companies visiting Manila. Stella, now based in Cairns, produces photo stories with her husband Jürgen Freund.