May 17, 2016

Japan's fish consumption shrinks to lowest since 1960s

Domestic per-capita consumption of fish has dropped by roughly 30 percent since a peak in 2001, declining to levels last seen in the early 1960s, according to a report on fisheries adopted by the Cabinet Tuesday. The fiscal 2015 white paper said individuals ate ...

Japan firms boost bluefin farming as sea stocks decline

Mar 30, 2016

Japan firms boost bluefin farming as sea stocks decline

Japanese companies are increasingly looking to bluefin tuna farming as a source of growth as its population in the sea declines. Food-maker Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. is researching how to farm bluefin by artificially hatching eggs or fattening juvenile fish to maturity. Maruha Nichiro ...

Fish can recognize faces: Osaka City university team

Nov 26, 2015

Fish can recognize faces: Osaka City university team

An Osaka City University research team said Thursday it found that a species of African fish called daffodil cichlid, which lives in large groups, can distinguish unfamiliar faces from familiar ones. The study was the first to indicate that fish can recognize individuals by ...

Noted Tokyo aquarium adds 80 tuna after mass fish deaths

Jun 22, 2015

Noted Tokyo aquarium adds 80 tuna after mass fish deaths

A Tokyo aquarium suffering through massive fish deaths in its renowned tuna tank since late last year reopened the tank to the public Monday after adding 80 tuna. After the facility closed Sunday, workers at Tokyo Sea Life Park in Edogawa Ward added 80 ...

Egg or sperm? Japan finds gene that makes the call

Jun 12, 2015

Egg or sperm? Japan finds gene that makes the call

Providing insight into the sometimes mysterious biology of reproduction, researchers in Japan have identified a gene that controls whether the reproductive precursor cells known as germ cells eventually become sperm or eggs. The scientists described experiments on a small fish called the medaka, or ...