Tag - tuna



International talks on Pacific bluefin tuna catches began in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Wednesday.
Jul 11, 2024
International talks on bluefin tuna catches begin in Japan
Japan is seeking to more than double the annual quota for large bluefin tuna in the central and western Pacific and increase the quota for smaller fish by 30%.
The most expensive tuna sold at this year's first auction displayed outside Toyosu Market in Tokyo on Friday
Jan 5, 2024
Tokyo’s top tuna for the new year sells for ¥114.2 million
The tuna weighed 238 kilograms and was sold Friday to seafood wholesaler Yamayuki and sushi chain operator Onodera Group.
Bluefin tuna at a fish market in Tottori Prefecture
Dec 10, 2023
Japan's large Pacific bluefin tuna catch limit to be raised in 2024
An international commission responsible for managing Pacific bluefin tuna stocks has decided to allow Japan to effectively increase its catch limit for larger sizes in 2024, reflecting a recovery in their population, the Japanese Fisheries Agency said Sunday.
Bluefin tuna in the season's first haul at a port in Tottori Prefecture in May
Nov 26, 2023
Japan to tighten Pacific bluefin tuna catch management
Under the plan, operators will have to report the weight and number of Pacific bluefin tuna weighing at least 30 kilograms.
Japan Times
May 28, 2023
Japan's bigeye tuna catches in Indian Ocean to be cut by 6%
Japan's annual bigeye tuna catches in the Indian Ocean will be capped at 3,684 tons, down by 6% from the 2017-2021 average.
Japan Times
Jan 5, 2023
Bluefin tuna fetches ¥36 million at New Year's auction in Tokyo
The price paid for the 212 kilogram fish caught by a vessel operating out of a port in Oma, Aomori Prefecture, far exceeded last year's top price for a tuna of u00a516.88 million.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 11, 2022
Prices surge for bluefin tuna in Japan
The total number of domestic natural bluefin tuna shipped to Tokyo's Toyosu wholesale market stood at about 220 between Dec. 1 and Friday, down almost 50% from the year-before.
Japan Times
Sep 18, 2022
Tokyo's new sushi shops keep focus on quality but pare back on frills
Dreaming of sushi? Having nightmares about the bill? Believe it or not, you can find a middle ground.
Japan Times
Nov 24, 2021
Japan's Atlantic bluefin tuna quota for 2022 increases by 257 tons
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas has decided to raise the overall catch limit for countries including Japan, deeming that total tuna stocks are recovering.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2021
Japan seafood imports may include fish from Chinese ships flagged for rights abuses
Several of the Chinese fishing vessels belonged to a company based in Dalian that was embargoed by the U.S. government in May for the use of slave labor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 5, 2021
Tuna sold at new year Tokyo auction goes for 10% of 2020 price
The price is well below the previous year's u00a5193.2 million paid by a Tokyo-based sushi restaurant chain operator.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2020
Tokyo's Toyosu fish market, the world's largest, taking outsized hit from pandemic
Businesses had hoped for more activity after the end of the state of emergency in late May, but big events have remained on hold and restaurants are struggling.
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2020
Miyagi firm first to get sustainable label for bluefin tuna fishing
A fishery based in northeastern Japan has acquired the world's first certification for sustainable bluefin tuna fishing, according to the Marine Stewardship Council.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 16, 2020
Japan team uses stem cells to spawn 1,700 trout from single fish
The researchers hope to apply the technique to bluefin tuna within around five years.
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2020
Pacific bluefin tuna stock to reach recovery target by 2024
Japan has been seeking an expansion of catch quota at meetings of the Northern Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 23, 2020
Warmest oceans ever force tuna titan to start protecting fish
Helping the canned tuna industry cope with climate change tops an already lengthy to-do list for Darian McBain, chief sustainability officer at the Thailand company that owns the Chicken of the Sea and John West brands.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Kateigaho International Japan Edition
Mar 7, 2020
Tokyo revealed: Adachi Market Days open the auction floor to locals
While relatively unknown, the Adachi Market ranks second only to the Toyosu in trade volume. On designated Adachi Market Days, anyone can visit, shop and participate in tuna auctions.
Japan Times
Jan 5, 2020
Tuna fetches ¥193 million in New Year's auction at Tokyo's Toyosu market
A bluefin tuna fetched ¥193.2 million Sunday at the New Year's auction at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market, the second-highest price on record.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2019
Katsuo Shokudo: A new, permanent location for the katsuobushi specialist
Mai Nagamatsu is more than just a fan of katsuo (skipjack tuna). She's an avowed, unapologetic evangelist for those streamlined, silvery pelagic fish that play such an important role in Japanese cuisine. So much so that she set up her own small specialist breakfast counter to help spread the word.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 22, 2019
Bumble Bee files bankruptcy amid antitrust fines and lawsuits
Bumble Bee Foods LLC, the largest North American brand of packaged seafood, filed for bankruptcy amid criminal fines and civil lawsuits stemming from a federal price-fixing case with plans for its assets to be acquired by FCF Co. for about $925 million.


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