National Jul 28, 2016

Japan eyes Pacific bluefin catch curbs if stocks stay low

Japan will propose invoking emergency fishing restrictions for bluefin tuna in the North Pacific if stocks of juvenile tuna remain at a low level for three consecutive years, government sources said. The proposal, which would be in response to stocks of tuna younger than 1 ...

Japan OKs sharp cut in salmon, trout quota in Russian EEZ

National May 14, 2016

Japan OKs sharp cut in salmon, trout quota in Russian EEZ

Japan and Russia have agreed on a sharp cut in this year's quota for salmon and trout fished by Japanese ships within Russia's exclusive economic zone, according to the Japanese Fisheries Agency. The two countries also agreed that the Japanese side will switch from drift-net ...

National Mar 25, 2014

Fukushima fishermen OK water discharge

A local fishermen’s organization decides to allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. to dump groundwater from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex into the sea on condition that the water meets certain decontamination standards.

Tsunami-hit fishermen tap Net to regroup

National Mar 10, 2014

Tsunami-hit fishermen tap Net to regroup

by Keisuke Iwata

Kazuki Suzuki, a 32-year-old oyster farmer from Ishinomaki, a city washed off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, has been marketing his produce through his Yahoo! page for about a year now. He is just one of a rising ...

Coastal village tries to catch young fishermen

National Nov 18, 2013

Coastal village tries to catch young fishermen

A fisheries training program introduced to find successors in Haida, a hamlet in Owase, Mie Prefecture, has drawn interest from younger people in larger cities. Haida Ryoshi Juku, launched by a local fisheries association and organized for the second year in a row, is already ...

National Aug 22, 2013

Fukushima fishermen delay resuming business due to toxic water leak

A fisheries cooperative in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, that has voluntarily suspended business since the March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant decided Wednesday to postpone a trial operation set for Sept. 5. The cooperative has yet to pick a new date. Masakazu ...