Business Nov 27, 2019

Bigeye tuna get 'modest' reprieve as fishing nations cut quotas

The world's major fishing nations have agreed "modest" quota cuts for the under-pressure Atlantic Bigeye tuna but critics say more should be done to protect an important food resource. Scientists warn that unless the catch is reduced, stocks of Thunnus obesus — especially prized for ...

Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota confab

Business Nov 19, 2019

Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota confab

The fate of big-eye tuna, over-fished and in decline, could be decided this week when fishing nations meet to set quotas after failing last year to agree on safeguard measures for the valuable food resource. Scientists warn that unless the catch is reduced, stocks of ...

Japan's fisheries still swimming upstream

National / Media | MEDIA MIX May 13, 2017

Japan's fisheries still swimming upstream

by Philip Brasor

In March, the internet news site Videonews.com posted a conversation between environmental journalist Tetsuji Ida and Waseda University researcher Yasuhiro Sanada, who writes about fisheries. During the talk, Sanada said that whaling is a "dead industry," and seemed to think that the ongoing controversy ...

Quotas for bluefin catches left unchanged

Business Nov 26, 2013

Quotas for bluefin catches left unchanged

Members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas heeded calls by environmental groups and left bluefin tuna catch quotas in the Atlantic unchanged, while rejecting proposals to impose the first quotas for some shark species. The commission, which is known as ICCAT ...