Tag - fishery



Mar 19, 2017
Fukushima fishermen fight release of tainted water as tritium standoff continues
On Feb. 25, against a clear sky, fishing boats bearing colorful banners used to signal a rich haul returned to their home port of Ukedo in the town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture. Cheers erupted as the boats, which had taken refuge in Minamisoma in the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and...
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.
Japan Times
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.
Aug 20, 2015
Tokyo asks for ruling on Seoul import ban
The Japanese government on Thursday asked the World Trade Organization to set up a panel to rule over South Korea's import ban on Japanese fishery products following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis that Tokyo says violates international trade rules.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 22, 2014
Mitsubishi offers to buy Norwegian fishery Cermaq for $1.4 billion
Mitsubishi Corp. proposed to buy Norwegian fishery Cermaq ASA for 8.88 billion kroner ($1.4 billion) to expand its foods business.
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.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2014
Tsunami-hit fishermen tap Net to regroup
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Oct 1, 2013
South Korea is asked to lift ban on seafood
A fisheries federation asks South Korea to lift an import ban imposed because of radiation-contaminated water reaching the sea at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Sep 6, 2013
Seoul bans fish imports from eight prefectures
South places an import ban on all fisheries products from eight Japanese prefectures deemed effected by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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.


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