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International catch documentation plan eyed for Pacific bluefin tuna

Aug 21, 2018

International catch documentation plan eyed for Pacific bluefin tuna

Japan and other major fishing countries will likely introduce an international documentation system to better keep track of Pacific bluefin tuna catches as a step against overfishing, sources said Tuesday. The documentation plan is designed to certify fishing ports and methods to prevent illegal fishing ...

Japan's saury catch expected to remain low for fourth year

Jul 31, 2018

Japan's saury catch expected to remain low for fourth year

Japan's saury catches this season are expected to remain low for the fourth straight year, sources said on Monday. The downbeat estimate is based on a recent survey by the Fisheries Agency. The expected low number of catches reflects a decline in saury stocks and a ...

U.N. report warns worldwide fish consumption is unsustainable

Jul 9, 2018

U.N. report warns worldwide fish consumption is unsustainable

A third of the world's oceans are overfished and fish consumption is at an all-time high, raising fears over the sustainability of a key source of protein for millions around the world, the United Nations warned in a report Monday. Overfishing is particularly bad in ...

Jun 8, 2018

Philippines protests China seizure of Filipinos' fish catch

China's coast guard has continued to seize the catches of Filipino fishermen at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea despite a protest by the Philippines following an earlier incident, two officials said Friday. The Philippines expressed concern to China in a meeting in ...