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International catch documentation plan eyed for Pacific bluefin tuna

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 ...

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 ...

Bigeye tuna prices surging in Japan amid short supply, tightened catch rules

Oct 8, 2017

Bigeye tuna prices surging in Japan amid short supply, tightened catch rules

Wholesale prices for popular frozen bigeye tuna, widely seen at supermarkets and kaitenzushi (conveyor-belt sushi restaurants) throughout Japan, are surging amid poor catches and tough international fishing regulations. Wholesalers and retailers are concerned that low-priced tuna will become unavailable in the country. Bigeye tuna has ...

Japan's fisheries still swimming upstream

/ | 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 ...

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 ...