Oct 9, 2014

International tuna body OKs bigger catches for Atlantic bluefin

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas has compiled a report saying that the annual bluefin tuna catch quota in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean can be raised by about 10,000 tons over the current 13,400 tons, it was learned Thursday. ...

International conference strikes deal to slash bluefin tuna catches

Sep 4, 2014

International conference strikes deal to slash bluefin tuna catches

Countries participating in an international conference on managing bluefin tuna resources in the Northern Pacific agreed Thursday to halve catches of juvenile bluefin tuna starting next year. A four-day subcommittee meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) wrapped up in Fukuoka ...

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 ...

Feb 3, 2014

METI asks Fukushima fisherman for groundwater diversion OK

KYODO The government on Monday asked a nationwide fisheries federation for permission to pump groundwater entering the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant complex into the ocean if it can keep the contamination level much lower than the legal limit. In negotiations with the ...