All at sea: Lack of regulations hurting tuna stocks

Environment Jan 30, 2016

All at sea: Lack of regulations hurting tuna stocks

by Rob Gilhooly

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 ...

National Oct 29, 2013

Tuna body raises 2014 catch quota for Japan

Taiwan and Japan have been allocated bigger catch quotas for southern bluefin tuna next year following two years of strict control under an allowable catch scheme, Taiwan's Fisheries Agency said Monday. The agency said in a statement the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin ...

General Dec 9, 2007

Japan's love affair with Oma's tuna

by Hillel Wright

On Jan. 5, 2001, a 202-kg Pacific bluefin tuna sold at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market auction for $173,000 ($860 per kilogram), making it the most expensive single fish transaction ever recorded. That Pacific bluefin tuna, known as hon maguro (true tuna) or kuro maguro (black ...