Tag - fisheries



Japan Times
Jan 13, 2014
Fish expert farming rare 'shishamo'
Ryotaro Ishida, a 44-year-old fishery researcher, has recently succeeded in mass-farming "shishamo," a rare saltwater fish that lives only in waters around Hokkaido.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 6, 2013
New Taiwan pacts cover trains, drugs, patents, e-deals, rescues
Taiwan and Japan have signed five mostly trade-related pacts in Taipei after the two sides inked a landmark fishery deal in April.
Japan Times
Sep 24, 2013
Fukushima fisheries to resume trial fishing after samples prove safe
Fishing operations off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture were set to resume Wednesday, about a month after leaks of contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant forced trial operations to be put on hold.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2013
Fisheries official to ask Seoul to end food ban
The Fisheries Agency sends a senior official to South Korea to request that it lift its radiation-related ban on imported Japanese fisheries products.
Aug 22, 2013
Fishing off Fukushima suspended for indefinite period
A fisheries co-op in Soma Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, said Thursday it will end its trial catch at the end of this month, signaling an indefinite halt to all local fishing operations off the prefecture because of the constant flow of highly radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the Pacific.
Apr 23, 2013
Details of new Japan-Taiwan fisheries pact are explained
Government officials met Friday with fishermen in Yilan County on Taiwan's northeast coast to explain the extended fishing access they've been granted by the landmark fisheries agreement Taiwan signed with Japan.
Apr 14, 2013
A positive step in Senkaku dispute
Japan and Taiwan on Wednesday signed an agreement on fishing rights in the sea near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, claimed by both China and Taiwan. The agreement sets aside the sovereignty issue over the Senkakus and allows Taiwanese trawlers to operate in part of Japan's exclusive economic zone.
Mar 25, 2013
Prosperity for fisheries
Fortunately a fishing cooperative in Fukushima Prefecture has been able to shake off rumors that its products are tainted with radioactive substances.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2013
Environmental sea disaster threatens world's future
An environmental catastrophe with greater economic impact than the global financial crash is occurring on the high seas, according to former British foreign secretary David Miliband.


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