Japan again calls for emergency restrictions on Pacific tuna catches

Aug 2, 2017

Japan again calls for emergency restrictions on Pacific tuna catches

Japan has proposed imposing emergency restrictions on Pacific bluefin tuna catches if stocks of the species continue to fall, informed sources said. Japan aims to have the proposal approved at a meeting of the Northern Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) ...

Strong M6.8 temblor hurts four, causes damage in Guatemala

Jun 23, 2017

Strong M6.8 temblor hurts four, causes damage in Guatemala

A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala's coast Thursday, injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong emblor killed five people in the Central American country. The quake struck at 6:31 a.m. (1231 GMT) with its epicenter ...

Apr 28, 2017

Japan breaches international cap on annual Pacific bluefin catches

The government said Thursday that Japan has exceeded the annual limit on its catches of immature Pacific bluefin tuna, breaking an international commitment only two years after the regulation was introduced. The domestic catch of the threatened fish, a popular choice for sushi and other ...