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Toyosu wholesalers want to sell fish to general public

National Dec 16, 2018

Toyosu wholesalers want to sell fish to general public

With the busy year-end trading period underway at the new Toyosu wholesale food market in Tokyo, intermediary wholesalers are calling for the general public to be allowed entry to directly buy fish. Unlike in the former Tsukiji market, only fish retailers and other professionals have ...

Business Nov 10, 2018

Nations set to decide fate of depleted bigeye tuna

Dozens of nations will convene in the coming week to decide the fate of one of the planet's most valuable fish: the bigeye tuna, backbone of a billion-dollar business that is severely overfished. Scientists shocked many in the industry last month when they warned that ...

International catch documentation plan eyed for Pacific bluefin tuna

Business Aug 21, 2018

International catch documentation plan eyed for Pacific bluefin tuna

Japan and other major fishing countries will likely introduce an international documentation system to better keep track of Pacific bluefin tuna catches as a step against overfishing, sources said Tuesday. The documentation plan is designed to certify fishing ports and methods to prevent illegal fishing ...

Business May 22, 2018

Pacific bluefin tuna stocks estimated to have risen 10%

The amount of Pacific bluefin tuna stocks rose 10 percent from 2014 to 21,000 tons in 2016, the Fisheries Agency said, citing an estimate by an international organization. In light of the recovery in stocks, Japan plans to propose an expansion of catch quotas at ...