Tag - fisheries



Japan Times
May 18, 2023
Fukushima seafood businesses adapt as release of treated water looms
By around this summer, the government and plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings plan to release water with trace amounts of tritium into the sea off Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Dec 19, 2022
Hokkaido kelp farmers aim to boost storage of 'blue carbon' in seaweed beds
Stakeholders in the major kelp-producing region this year started researching the growing conditions of seaweeds and the amount of absorbed carbon with an aim to sell blue carbon credits.
Japan Times
Nov 24, 2021
Japan's Atlantic bluefin tuna quota for 2022 increases by 257 tons
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas has decided to raise the overall catch limit for countries including Japan, deeming that total tuna stocks are recovering.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Apr 26, 2021
China’s maritime policies need a considered response from Japan
Careful countermeasures must be considered as Beijing integrates its ocean organizations and steps up its territorial goals.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Mar 7, 2021
Your dinner has an origin story and blockchain tech can help you find it
Tracing the journey of how your food gets to your table is becoming easier with the help of apps that allow shoppers to make more informed decisions.
Dec 31, 2019
Jakarta lodges protest with Beijing over border intrusion near South China Sea
Indonesia has protested to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coast guard vessel in its territorial waters near the disputed South China Sea, saying it marked a "violation of sovereignty.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 20, 2019
Fishing vessels pushing vaquita porpoise off Mexico to extinction: U.N. treaty chief
A rare species of porpoise is facing imminent extinction as fishing vessels appear to be flouting an international ban on them entering its last sanctuary, off the coast of Mexico, the head of a U.N. treaty said.
Japan Times
Oct 31, 2019
Fine for poaching glass eels to be raised to ¥30 million in 2023, Fisheries Agency says
The Fisheries Agency plans to raise the maximum fine for illegal fishing of baby Japanese eels, or glass eels, from ¥100,000 to ¥30 million starting in 2023, in a bid to stem a source of funding of organized crime syndicates, agency sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Oct 19, 2019
Japan releases video of ship collision involving Fisheries Agency and North Korean trawler
The government released video footage Friday showing last week's collision between a Fisheries Agency patrol ship and a North Korean fishing vessel in an effort to demonstrate that Japan took appropriate action.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2019
Japan may release video of North Korean boat's collision with Fisheries Agency vessel
Suspecting illegal fishing, the patrol ship Okuni was badgering the ship with loudspeakers and water cannons before the accident in Japan's EEZ.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 8, 2019
Japan lodges protest with North Korea over boat collision as Abe vows to prevent illegal fishing in EEZ
The collision took place early Monday some 350 kilometers northwest of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Japan Times
Oct 7, 2019
60 rescued after North Korean fishing vessel collides with patrol boat belonging to Japan's Fisheries Agency
The incident took place inside Japan's exclusive economic zone off the coast of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2019
Japan's annual haul of young eels falls to lowest levels on record amid smuggling concerns
The domestic catch of juvenile eels for cultivation dropped this season to 3.7 tons, the lowest level since comparable data became available in 2003, Fisheries Agency data released earlier this month showed.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 19, 2019
First saury catch limit in North Pacific set by eight economies; quotas pending
Japan, China and six other economies of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission agreed for the first time Thursday to set annual catch quotas for saury, aimed at addressing fishery resource depletion.
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2019
Japanese fishing boat crew detained by Russia may be released this week
The crew members of a Japanese crab fishing boat detained by Russian authorities in late January are likely to be released, along with their vessel, this week, according to sources in both governments.
Japan Times
Feb 3, 2019
Japanese crab boat seized by Russian authorities for allegedly fishing inside EEZ
Russian authorities have seized a Shimane Prefecture-based Japanese crab boat with 10 crew members in the Sea of Japan for allegedly fishing illegally in Russia's exclusive economic zone, prefectural officials said Saturday.
Japan Times
Oct 22, 2018
Can Tokyo's new Toyosu market live up to the Tsukiji brand?
The Toyosu wholesale market opened its doors for the first time earlier this month after relocating from Tsukiji, where it was famed for being one of the largest seafood and fish markets in the world and for catering to the finest restaurants in Tokyo.
Japan Times
Aug 4, 2018
Japan proposes 15% hike in bluefin catch quotas
Sushi-hungry Japan hopes the other nine members of an international fisheries panel will agree that bluefin tuna stocks are recovering quickly enough to withstand its proposal.
Apr 10, 2018
South Korea appeals WTO ruling against import ban on Japanese seafood
South Korea has appealed a World Trade Organization ruling against its restrictions on the import of seafood from eight Japanese prefectures following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Mar 27, 2018
Russia lifts ban on Japan seafood adopted after Fukushima crisis
Russia has lifted its ban on Japanese seafood imports adopted in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on