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 ...

Prices of high-quality bluefin tuna falling amid pandemic

National Sep 26, 2020

Prices of high-quality bluefin tuna falling amid pandemic

Bluefin tuna, a prized fish for high-end sushi establishments, is cheaper than usual this year because of good hauls off Aomori Prefecture and other fishing areas, as well as the impact of the coronavirus crisis. Fishers in Aomori, known for its Oma bluefin tuna, are ...

Japan proposes 20% rise in Pacific bluefin tuna catch quotas

National Sep 11, 2020

Japan proposes 20% rise in Pacific bluefin tuna catch quotas

The Fisheries Agency said Friday it has proposed increasing catch quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna by 20 percent, citing a recovery trend in the stock of adult fish with spawning ability. The proposal calls for a 20 percent expansion both in quotas for fish weighing ...

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 ...