Massive illegal tuna fishing in Pacific, study finds

Mar 15, 2016

Massive illegal tuna fishing in Pacific, study finds

Illegal tuna fishing in the Pacific Ocean has reached a “staggering” value of up to $740 million a year, a study said Tuesday. The Pacific supplies about 60 percent of the world’s tuna, an economic mainstay for some small island nations, but the Forum ...

Japan weighs annual catch quota for endangered Pacific bluefin tuna

Feb 23, 2016

Japan weighs annual catch quota for endangered Pacific bluefin tuna

The Fisheries Agency is considering adopting annual catch limits for Pacific bluefin tuna, which according to an international conservation body is facing extinction, government sources said. The new total allowable catch quotas, to be tested nationwide from July, would replace the existing framework of ...

Kochi woman raising awareness for Tuvalu

Apr 21, 2014

Kochi woman raising awareness for Tuvalu

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A young Japanese woman is working to raise awareness about the impact of global warming on Tuvalu, a small Pacific island that could become one of the first nations to be submerged if sea levels continue to rise. Haruna Kitazoe, 26, who hails from ...

Sub chases, films giant squid going to Pacific abyss

Jan 8, 2013

Sub chases, films giant squid going to Pacific abyss

Scientists and broadcasters said Monday they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid deep in the North Pacific that may have been up to 8 meters long before losing its two long tentacles. The National Science Museum was able to film the deep-sea ...

May 3, 2011

Mental care for children

Many schools in areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami have started the new school year. Some schools, though, have no choice except to begin classes in early May because school buildings were damaged or were being used as temporary shelters for ...