Japan's plan to raise Pacific bluefin tuna quota rejected again

National Oct 9, 2020

Japan's plan to raise Pacific bluefin tuna quota rejected again

An international panel rejected a Japan-proposed plan to increase catch quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna during an online conference on Thursday, the same outcome as at last year's meeting, the country's Fisheries Agency said. The United States argued that tuna stocks continue to be scarce ...

Miyagi firm first to get sustainable label for bluefin tuna fishing

Business Aug 14, 2020

Miyagi firm first to get sustainable label for bluefin tuna fishing

A fishery based in northeastern Japan has acquired the world's first certification for sustainable bluefin tuna fishing, according to the Marine Stewardship Council. The MSC's blue fish label certifies that Usufuku Honten Co. in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, takes full measures to ensure that the endangered ...