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 ...

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 ...