Jul 24, 2014

Tainted Vietnam fish packages emerge in Yamaguchi

Packages of frozen dried fish imported from Vietnam were found tainted with what is suspected to be pesticide and human feces, the Yamaguchi Prefectural Government said Thursday. The substances were found inside cardboard boxes each containing 5 kg of the frozen fish in plastic ...

Bonito biz returns to Kesennuma

Jun 16, 2014

Bonito biz returns to Kesennuma

Kesennuma unloaded around 26 tons of “katsuo” (bonito) in its first catch of the season Monday in Miyagi Prefecture, bringing hustle and bustle back to a fishing port that was nearly wiped off the map by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Kesenuma has ...

Tsukiji traders fish for new export markets

May 30, 2014

Tsukiji traders fish for new export markets

by Kazuaki Nagata

Businesses operating at Japan’s largest fish market are increasingly trying to boost exports, sensing demand overseas for such fare as octopus, abalone and stonefish sold with the renowned Tsukiji brand. Seafood consumption in Japan has been declining in recent years as people shift to ...

Seafood from Iwaki makes return to Tsukiji

May 9, 2014

Seafood from Iwaki makes return to Tsukiji

Fish caught off southern Fukushima Prefecture near Iwaki traded at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on Friday for the first time since the core meltdowns hit the Fukushima No. 1 power plant in March 2011. The varieties sold Friday were caught during trial ...

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 ...

Study suggests fish leaders are born, not made

Aug 29, 2013

Study suggests fish leaders are born, not made

Leadership is an innate quality, says a fish study that predicted trouble in animal social groups — and perhaps human ones — when natural roles are reversed. Groups tend to perform better with a combination of willing followers and strong leaders, which in most ...