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 ...

British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon land law

World May 20, 2020

British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon land law

Leading British supermarket chains have warned Brazil they may be forced to boycott its goods if lawmakers in the South American country pass a bill that would "encourage further land grabbing" in the Amazon. In an open letter to Brazilian senators and deputies, the companies ...

Canada zoo to send pandas home after bamboo shortage

World May 13, 2020

Canada zoo to send pandas home after bamboo shortage

A Canadian zoo is shipping two pandas home to China after the coronavirus pandemic left it struggling to source the massive bamboo stockpiles needed to feed the giant creatures. Er Shun and her mate Da Mao have lived in the country since 2013 as part ...