Sep 22, 2014

Mitsubishi offers to buy Norwegian fishery Cermaq for $1.4 billion

Mitsubishi Corp. proposed to buy Norwegian fishery Cermaq ASA for 8.88 billion kroner ($1.4 billion) to expand its foods business. The offer is 14 percent more than Cermaq’s closing price Friday, the trading house said Monday. Cermaq’s headquarters will remain in Norway, it said. ...

Tasting event held to show fish safe after oil spill

Apr 9, 2014

Tasting event held to show fish safe after oil spill

To demonstrate that the fish pulled from Tokyo Bay are not contaminated by oil following a collision last month off the Miura Peninsula, a Chiba Prefecture fisheries association offered samples of their catches at a tasting event Wednesday. A 12,630-ton Panamanian freighter sank after ...

Mar 25, 2014

Fukushima fishermen OK water discharge

A local fishermen’s organization decides to allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. to dump groundwater from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex into the sea on condition that the water meets certain decontamination standards.

Tsunami-hit fishermen tap Net to regroup

Mar 10, 2014

Tsunami-hit fishermen tap Net to regroup

by Keisuke Iwata

Kazuki Suzuki, a 32-year-old oyster farmer from Ishinomaki, a city washed off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, has been marketing his produce through his Yahoo! page for about a year now. He is just one of a ...

Coastal village tries to catch young fishermen

Nov 18, 2013

Coastal village tries to catch young fishermen

A fisheries training program introduced to find successors in Haida, a hamlet in Owase, Mie Prefecture, has drawn interest from younger people in larger cities. Haida Ryoshi Juku, launched by a local fisheries association and organized for the second year in a row, is ...