Mega Fishing Corporation (MFC), is a commercial deep-sea purse seine fishing company based in Zamboanga City, which has experience in fishing for more than 30 years. Mega Fishing Corporation is able to develop market niche in this Southern part of the Philippines. MFC is currently supplying 80% of raw materials for various canning companies both in Metro Manila area and Zamboanga. Moreover, it supplies the other parts of Mindanao's fresh fish requirements.
MFC own seven sets of commercial deep-sea purse seines totaling 55 fishing vessels. The vessels are fully equipped with high tech sonar and fish finders to have the competitive edge of locating more fish. Furthermore, MFC has its own 175 meters marginal Warf, dry-docking and repair facilities; a 360 tons ice plant (considered as the biggest in the whole Mindanao) and 600 metric tons cold storage plant. Modern steam dry fishmeal plant and high-tech sardines canning plant, which are all located in Zamboanga City.
MFC through its own canning factory, Ayala Seafood Corporation, started its own brand MEGA SARDINES. Each Mega Sardines product is guaranteed for its high quality and freshness because it takes less than 12 hours from "Catching to Canning".
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