Japan to propose larger quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna

National Jul 20, 2019

Japan to propose larger quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna

Japan plans to propose an expansion of catch quotas for bluefin tuna in the Pacific Ocean at an international meeting in the United States in September, informed sources have said. The move comes amid the recovery of bluefin tuna stocks thanks in part to past ...

Pacific economies begin talks in Tokyo on regional saury fishing

National Jul 16, 2019

Pacific economies begin talks in Tokyo on regional saury fishing

Japan and seven other Pacific economies started discussions in Tokyo on Tuesday on saury fishing regulations in the northern Pacific. During the annual meeting of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC), which runs through Thursday, Japan hopes to get all eight member economies to agree ...

Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins

Business Jun 20, 2019

Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins

Canada passed a new law banning the import and export of shark fins, which also includes a requirement to rebuild depleted fish populations. The new Fisheries Act, approved late on Tuesday, was hailed by environmental and conservation groups as a win for the preservation of ...