Tag - salmon



A vendor cuts salmon at the Tsukiji outer market in Tokyo. Japan and Russia have agreed on this year's Japanese fishing quotas for salmon and trout.
Jun 4, 2024
Japan and Russia agree on salmon and trout fishing after two years
Bilateral fishing negotiations are usually held every year, but such talks were not held in 2022 or 2023 due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
A salmon farm in Giske, Norway. The country produces more than half of the world’s farmed salmon.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
May 4, 2024
The world’s hunger for salmon is linked to an ecological disaster
High demand for salmon is driving another species to the verge of extinction.
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.
The Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo has launched a campaign to promote more salmon eating.
Nov 12, 2023
Norway pushes Japan to eat more salmon with creative preparation ideas
Norway started a blitz to sell salmon for sushi to Japan under a national strategy in the 1980s, making it more popular than it already was at the time.
Get a taste of Hokkaido’s playfully named chan-chan yaki — or griddle-cooked salmon.
Sep 11, 2023
Recipe: Hokkaido-style griddle-cooked salmon
This dish reflects a combination of Ainu food traditions from Hokkaido.
A bit of parchment paper, a few strips of kelp and an overnight cure takes a simple fish filet to new heights.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 3, 2023
Recipe: Crispy kelp-cured salmon
This recipe can work with any skin-on fish, from luxurious golden-eyed snapper to ubiquitous salmon or trout.
Employees of a fishing net manufacturer, including Ainu Indigenous people, work at a facility in Urahoro, Hokkaido, in June.
Jul 23, 2023
In Hokkaido, an Ainu group's lawsuit and climate change converge on salmon fishing
The Raporo Ainu Nation in Hokkaido is fighting for its Indigenous rights to fish for salmon. But warming waters are raising questions about future fish stocks.
Japan Times
Apr 9, 2022
Japan and Russia plan talks on salmon quota despite Tokyo's sanctions
The Japanese government has decided it is necessary to hold negotiations despite the tense geopolitical environment in order to secure its own interests.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 30, 2019
Idaho artifacts show human presence in Americas 16,600 years ago during Ice Age
Artifacts including stone tools and animal bone fragments found in Idaho dating back about 16,600 years represent what may be the oldest evidence of humans in the Americas and offer insight into the routes people took as they spread into the New World.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Dec 22, 2018
Celebrities use social media to counter criticism online in 2018
Celebrities are just like the rest of us: They eat, sleep and would probably be better off if they reduced the time they spend on their social media.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 27, 2018
Warmer waters cut Alaska's prized Copper River salmon haul
Warming waters have reduced the harvest of Alaska's prized Copper River salmon to just a fraction of last year's harvest, Alaska biologists say. The runs of Copper River salmon were so low that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shut down the commercial harvest last month, halting what is usually...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 10, 2018
The Norwegian campaign behind Japan's love of salmon sushi
Look at the menu of any sushi shop in Japan and you will almost certainly see salmon: fatty, tender and bright orange. And for good reason, in a 2017 survey by the seafood company Maruha Nichiro, the fish was found to be the most popular neta (topping) for the sixth year in a row, ranked far higher than...
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2017
Poor catches inflate salmon and saury prices ahead of year-end holidays
Poor catches for salmon and saury in the North Pacific have caused prices to spike across Japan as the year-end shopping season begins.
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2017
Norway and Japan tap cutting-edge tech to start large-scale offshore salmon farming
Projects are underway in Norway and Japan to raise salmon in large numbers in big offshore pens, by adopting next-generation aquafarming technology.
Japan Times
Jun 28, 2017
Hokkaido salmon catch seen dropping due to colder waters: research institute
A Hokkaido research institute predicts about a 4 percent drop in the catch of salmon in prefectural waters this autumn due to colder waters that make it harder for fry to survive.
Japan Times
May 14, 2016
Japan OKs sharp cut in salmon, trout quota in Russian EEZ
Japan and Russia have agreed on a sharp cut in this year's quota for salmon and trout fished by Japanese ships within Russia's exclusive economic zone, according to the Japanese Fisheries Agency.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2015
Salmon & Trout: Delectably eclectic free-form dining
Three things you need to know before seeking out Salmon & Trout: It's a 10-minute walk from the nearest suburban station, both inside and out, it looks as much like a bicycle showroom as it does a restaurant, and rarely — if ever — will the two namesake fish appear on the menu.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 3, 2015
Obama visits Alaska fishing town fighting proposed mine, has sockeye moment
President Barack Obama headed to remote fly-in native villages of Alaska on Wednesday on a trek the White House hopes will bring attention to how climate change is affecting Americans.
Sep 1, 2015
Russia-seized salmon boat to be returned today
A Japanese salmon boat and its 11 crew members seized by Russian authorities July 17 for alleged illegal fishing will return home Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said Monday.
Japan Times
Jan 24, 2013
Fish dish that predates your fridge
Before refrigeration became widespread in the late 1950s, fresh, unprocessed fish was only available to the well-to-do or people living on the coasts.


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