All at sea: Lack of regulations hurting tuna stocks

Jan 30, 2016

All at sea: Lack of regulations hurting tuna stocks

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Adorning the walls of Kanji Nishi’s three-roomed apartment are a dozen framed photos. None features his children, Shota and Chisato, who are sitting cross-legged on the floor shunning smartphones for origami artistry. Instead, Nishi is seen posing alongside a different kind of pride and ...

JICA-trained Vietnamese fishermen sell first tuna in Japan

Jan 22, 2016

JICA-trained Vietnamese fishermen sell first tuna in Japan

The sale of tuna caught in Vietnamese waters at a wholesale market in Osaka on Friday marked a major step forward for fishermen who have struggled to keep their catches fresh enough for Japanese tastes. The fishermen have adopted a system that stuns the ...

Japan's tuna king laments Tsukiji market move

Jan 20, 2016

Japan's tuna king laments Tsukiji market move

Kiyoshi Kimura’s ear-to-ear grin is tough to miss in Japan — it is splashed across ubiquitous billboards advertising his nationwide sushi chain. But the self-styled “Tuna King” is not smiling about plans to move Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, the world’s biggest raw-fish emporium, and says ...

Bigeye tuna prices expected to rise by end of year

Nov 10, 2015

Bigeye tuna prices expected to rise by end of year

Bigeye tuna prices are expected to rise sharply toward the end of the year, chiefly because domestic inventories are decreasing due to falling imports reflecting the weaker yen. Bigeye tuna is mainly served at kaitenzushi conveyor-belt sushi restaurants and sold at supermarkets. As its ...

Jul 25, 2015

More than 11,000 farmed tuna die in wake of typhoon

Farmed tuna die in wake of typhoon Around 11,000 farmed bluefin tuna died off the coast of the Pacific coastal town of Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, after a powerful typhoon made landfall in western Japan earlier this month and wreaked havoc throughout a large chunk ...

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 ...