Tag - fishing



A chef explains Japanese seafood dishes at a promotional event in Sao Paulo in January.
Feb 25, 2024
Japan diversifying seafood export destinations after China ban
Japan's fisheries industry is finding new buyers in Brazil, Singapore and the U.S. amid China's ban.
Boats are docked at Matsukawaura Fishing Port in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Friday.
Feb 24, 2024
Most Japan fishing groups hit by China import ban in Fukushima row
The survey found that 29 out of 36 respondents "had felt" or "had somewhat felt" negative effects, including financial damage due to the water release.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said last month that Japan's discharge of treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the sea was consistent with international safety standards.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 23, 2024
Indonesian activists sue Japan over release of treated water
They want Tokyo to stop releasing wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Marine product shipments to China saw a steep drop of 29.9%, with scallops, which had shown strong growth in recent years, dropping 43.6%.
Jan 30, 2024
Japan farm and fisheries exports hit record ¥1.45 trillion in 2023
Increased shipment to the United States and Hong Kong is making up for a decline in sales to mainland China, government data showed.
Monday's winter yellowtail catch at Takojima port in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Jan 23, 2024
Fishing resumes at central port damaged by Noto quake
Most of the port's quays, which can also be used by large fishing vessels, were so damaged by the earthquake that boats could not approach.
A worker carries a tray containing steamed kamaboko at a factory in Ise, Mie Prefecture.
JAPAN / Society / Regional voices: Chubu
Jan 22, 2024
As costs rise, kamaboko producers struggle to stay afloat
Many have little choice but to raise the prices of their own products after having exhausted other measures.
Salmon farming can be a nasty business. Breeding involves removing eggs and sperm from anesthetized fish, and typically euthanizing males after extraction.
Jan 21, 2024
Scotland’s salmon farms navigate troubled waters for global industry
Despite pitching the red-fleshed fish as a more environmentally friendly alternative to beef, producers haven’t yet figured out how to scale sustainably.
Fishers sort scallops aboard a French fishing trawler in the English Channel in 2021.
Jan 18, 2024
Trawling the bottom of the ocean is kicking up tons of carbon dioxide
Many have opposed the practice for the damage it inflicts on seabed ecosystems, but new research shows that the climate also suffers.
Scallops from Hokkaido are served at an event in Sao Paulo on Sunday to promote Japanese seafood.
Jan 15, 2024
Japan promotes fishery products at event in Brazil
The move is meant to cut reliance on the Chinese market after Beijing banned seafood imports from Japan last year.
Kotaro Seki, CEO of Ellange, in front of the truck that he uses to collect nets from fisheries
JAPAN / Society
Jan 7, 2024
Trash into treasure: Can fishing net waste be the future of fashion?
A pair of Japanese startups are looking to solve a problem for the nation's fisheries: What to do with old fishing nets.
The most expensive tuna sold at this year's first auction displayed outside Toyosu Market in Tokyo on Friday
Jan 5, 2024
Tokyo’s top tuna for the new year sells for ¥114.2 million
The tuna weighed 238 kilograms and was sold Friday to seafood wholesaler Yamayuki and sushi chain operator Onodera Group.
Young Japanese eels successfully hatched from the full-cycle breeding process
Jan 2, 2024
Full-cycle onshore aquaculture in the spotlight in Japan
The farming method is being developed at a time when factors including overfishing are leading to falls in stocks.
Fishermen land scallops at Nemuro Port in Nemuro, Hokkaido, in April 2022.
Dec 20, 2023
Japan to test scallop processing in Mexico
Under the plan scallops will be processed in Ensenada in the Mexican state of Baja California, about 100 kilometers from the border with the U.S.
Plaintiffs for a lawsuit against the construction of a Ground Self-Defense Force garrison site for Ospreys walk to the Saga District Court in Saga on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 20, 2023
Saga residents sue to halt construction of base for GSDF Ospreys
Plaintiffs in the suit filed with the Saga District Court dispute ownership of the land designated for the garrison and have raised safety concerns.
Rahm Emanuel, U.S. ambassador to Japan, eats scallops from Hokkaido at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo.
Dec 19, 2023
U.S. TV commercials to promote Japanese scallops
The move comes after demand from the Chinese market evaporated when China introduced a blanket ban on Japanese fishery products in August this year.
Salmon on sale in Sapporo on Dec. 1. The region has been hit hard by a Chinese ban on Japanese seafood products following the release into the ocean of treated, tritium-laced water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Dec 15, 2023
Hokkaido to face issues around Rapidus, seafood and '2024 problem'
An influx of foreign residents is expected in Chitose, while China's ban on marine products continues to hurt the region.
Students from Sakaiminato Comprehensive Technical High School sell crab soup on Sept. 16 at the Nakano Port Fishing Village Market in Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture.
Dec 12, 2023
Japanese port striving to save commercial coastal fishing
Marine pollution, land reclamation and red tide have contributed to the practice's decline.
Bluefin tuna at a fish market in Tottori Prefecture
Dec 10, 2023
Japan's large Pacific bluefin tuna catch limit to be raised in 2024
An international commission responsible for managing Pacific bluefin tuna stocks has decided to allow Japan to effectively increase its catch limit for larger sizes in 2024, reflecting a recovery in their population, the Japanese Fisheries Agency said Sunday.
Overseas fish buyers participating in a business tour organized by the Japan External Trade Organization visit a fish market in the city of Aomori on Monday.
Dec 4, 2023
Overseas fish buyers begin business trip in Japan
JETRO organized the tour to help fishery business operators find alternative buyers in the wake of China's ban on Japanese marine products.
Cormorant fishing master Youichiro Adachi (left) holds the leashes tied to the necks and bodies of cormorants on the Nagara River in Oze, Gifu Prefecture, on Sept. 8.
Nov 30, 2023
Environmental change threatens Japan's cormorant fishing legacy
The method of fishing was once common in Japan, and a version of it has also been practiced in China


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves