Japanese bluefin tuna market facing unexpectedly sluggish demand

Business Aug 13, 2019

Japanese bluefin tuna market facing unexpectedly sluggish demand

Demand for bluefin tuna caught in the Tsugaru Strait in northeastern Japan, including the usually popular Oma brand, has been unexpectedly sluggish this year, posing a headache for wholesale dealers at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market. This year, most bluefin tuna caught from the strait have ...

Japan to propose larger quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna

National Jul 20, 2019

Japan to propose larger quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna

Japan plans to propose an expansion of catch quotas for bluefin tuna in the Pacific Ocean at an international meeting in the United States in September, informed sources have said. The move comes amid the recovery of bluefin tuna stocks thanks in part to past ...

International catch documentation plan eyed for Pacific bluefin tuna

Business Aug 21, 2018

International catch documentation plan eyed for Pacific bluefin tuna

Japan and other major fishing countries will likely introduce an international documentation system to better keep track of Pacific bluefin tuna catches as a step against overfishing, sources said Tuesday. The documentation plan is designed to certify fishing ports and methods to prevent illegal fishing ...

Increase in Atlantic Bluefin tuna catches top ICCAT agenda

Business Nov 15, 2017

Increase in Atlantic Bluefin tuna catches top ICCAT agenda

Nations from around the Atlantic and Mediterranean are starting to assess how much more of the prized Bluefin tuna can be caught in the next years amid signs stocks of the iconic fish are continuing to recover. The 50-nation International Commission for the Conservation of ...

Firms promote Japanese cuisine at export fair in Chiba

Business Oct 11, 2017

Firms promote Japanese cuisine at export fair in Chiba

A three-day trade show featuring Japanese food opened Wednesday in Chiba, aiming to help expand exports of farm and fisheries products at a time when washoku (Japanese cuisine) is gaining popularity overseas among health-conscious consumers. More than 1,000 buyers from 66 countries and regions are ...