Japan's fisheries still swimming upstream

/ | May 13, 2017

Japan's fisheries still swimming upstream

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In March, the internet news site Videonews.com posted a conversation between environmental journalist Tetsuji Ida and Waseda University researcher Yasuhiro Sanada, who writes about fisheries. During the talk, Sanada said that whaling is a "dead industry," and seemed to think that the ongoing controversy ...

May 17, 2016

Japan's fish consumption shrinks to lowest since 1960s

Domestic per-capita consumption of fish has dropped by roughly 30 percent since a peak in 2001, declining to levels last seen in the early 1960s, according to a report on fisheries adopted by the Cabinet Tuesday. The fiscal 2015 white paper said individuals ate 27.3 ...

International conference strikes deal to slash bluefin tuna catches

Sep 4, 2014

International conference strikes deal to slash bluefin tuna catches

Countries participating in an international conference on managing bluefin tuna resources in the Northern Pacific agreed Thursday to halve catches of juvenile bluefin tuna starting next year. A four-day subcommittee meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) wrapped up in Fukuoka with ...