Tag - bluefin-tuna



Bluefin tuna at a fish market in Tottori Prefecture
Dec 10, 2023
Japan's large Pacific bluefin tuna catch limit to be raised in 2024
An international commission responsible for managing Pacific bluefin tuna stocks has decided to allow Japan to effectively increase its catch limit for larger sizes in 2024, reflecting a recovery in their population, the Japanese Fisheries Agency said Sunday.
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2020
Pacific bluefin tuna stock to reach recovery target by 2024
Japan has been seeking an expansion of catch quota at meetings of the Northern Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.
Japan Times
Sep 7, 2019
Japan's plan to increase catch of bluefin tuna in 2020 rejected by fisheries commission
Due to opposition from the United States, the Pacific fisheries commission decided Friday to forego an increase in fishing quotas next year for bluefin tuna that had been requested by Japan.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Jan 29, 2019
Bluefin tuna catches off Japan sluggish as fishers curb operations due to stricter overfishing rules
Bluefin tuna catches in coastal waters off Japan have been sluggish so far in the current fishing season that runs from July 2018 to March this year.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Aug 4, 2018
Japan proposes 15% hike in bluefin catch quotas
Sushi-hungry Japan hopes the other nine members of an international fisheries panel will agree that bluefin tuna stocks are recovering quickly enough to withstand its proposal.
Oct 20, 2017
Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean bluefin tuna catch expected to increase 50% by 2020
An international conservation commission has issued a report projecting that the total allowable catch for bluefin tuna in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea could be raised by 50 percent from the current level by 2020, a Japanese government agency said Thursday.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Sep 1, 2017
International panel agrees on new flexible bluefin tuna catch limit amid overfishing concerns
An international fisheries panel agrees to adjust catch limits on bluefin tuna in the northern Pacific amid concerns that stocks are being depleted by overfishing.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2017
Osaka university partners with firms to sell goods made with discarded tuna skin
Kindai University, which pioneered the artificial farming of bluefin tuna — a pricy delicacy served as sushi — is giving new life to the discarded skin of the precious fish by utilizing it for leather and cosmetics products.
Japan Times
Mar 6, 2017
Oma coast fishermen dream of landing tuna jackpot
Every year, tuna hauled in at the small town of Oma in Aomori Prefecture, dubbed "black diamonds" for their value and color, make headlines as they fetch millions of yen at the Tsukiji fish market auction at the start of the year.
Nov 22, 2016
Bluefin tuna catch quota for 2017 in western Atlantic to remain unchanged
An international conservation group has set the 2017 catch quota of bluefin tuna in the western Atlantic Ocean at 2,000 tons, unchanged from the current level, Japan's Fisheries Agency said Tuesday.
Jul 9, 2016
Protecting Pacific bluefin tuna
The Fisheries Agency should rethink its policy on allowing fishermen to catch large quantities of mature Pacific bluefin tuna.
Japan Times
Jun 17, 2016
Once considered low class, how did tuna get so valuable?
Fresh, raw tuna reigns supreme in the culinary world these days, especially when it comes to sushi and sashimi. Bluefin tuna, known in Japan as hon-maguro or "true tuna," is so popular that global stocks are dangerously low due to overfishing. But tuna didn't always reign supreme: until the modern era...
Japan Times
Jan 30, 2016
All at sea: Lack of regulations hurting tuna stocks
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 joy.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 2, 2016
A date with Tsukiji fish market's bluefin tuna auction
To sleep or not to sleep?
Jan 10, 2015
Sushi apocalypse feared for wild species
Let's hope that farm-raised tuna becomes commercially viable and that conservation efforts allow stocks to replenish. If not, there's the risk that the last wild bluefin tuna will be caught.
Sep 6, 2014
Tuna catch limit, too little too late?
Japan's Fisheries Agency plans to call for a reduction in the annual catch of immature Pacific Bluefin tuna. The proposal is welcome, but it may be too little, too late.
Apr 18, 2014
FTA to let Aussie tuna, orange levies drop in stages
Japan will abolish tariffs on Australian tuna and oranges over a decade when their bilateral FTA takes effect.


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