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Sep 17, 2018

Second dead Gifu boar tests positive for swine fever

The carcass of another wild boar found in the city of Gifu has tested positive for swine fever, the Gifu Prefectural Government said Sunday. The animal's body was found Saturday about 3.5 km (about 2 miles) from a pig farm where the first case was ...

Poaching woes prompt plan for sea cucumber certificates

Aug 19, 2018

Poaching woes prompt plan for sea cucumber certificates

With the poaching of Japanese sea cucumbers showing no sign of abating amid strong sales of the delicacy in China, the government is considering establishing a system to ensure that proof of authorized harvest is presented at the time of export. Sea cucumbers from Hokkaido ...