Eco-labels urged to save endangered marine life

| Feb 9, 2014

Eco-labels urged to save endangered marine life

2013 highlighted the decline in Japan’s fishery resources, with baby eel trading at ¥3 million per kilogram — more expensive than silver — and the catch quota of bluefin tuna being slashed at the December meeting of the Commission for the Conservation and Management ...

Sep 6, 2013

Fisheries ranks mull ways to preserve eels

Fisheries officials from Japan and four Asian economies met Friday to discuss ways to jointly keep eel numbers from falling further. The meeting in the city of Fukuoka, the fourth such session, drew envoys from South Korea and the Philippines for the first time, ...

Japanese eel fry haul hurting this season

Feb 8, 2013

Japanese eel fry haul hurting this season

Catches of Japanese eel fry have been poor nationwide since the fishing season started in December, with some places recording more than four-decade lows, fishery officials said Thursday. This may lead to an unprecedented fourth straight year of poor hauls of young eel, they ...