Tag - tuna



Japan Times
Sep 3, 2015
Panel to draft controls on bluefin tuna fishing amid fears for stocks
An international fisheries panel has agreed to create new rules to control bluefin tuna catches in the northern Pacific amid a sharp decline in young fish, officials said on Thursday.
Jul 25, 2015
More than 11,000 farmed tuna die in wake of typhoon
Farmed tuna die in wake of typhoon
Japan Times
Jun 22, 2015
Noted Tokyo aquarium adds 80 tuna after mass fish deaths
A Tokyo aquarium suffering through massive fish deaths in its renowned tuna tank since late last year reopened the tank to the public Monday after adding 80 tuna.
Jun 5, 2015
Aeon begins selling farm-raised tuna at some supermarkets in Tokyo
Japan's biggest retailer, Aeon Co,. on Thursday began selling farm-raised bluefin tuna at some of its supermarkets in Tokyo, expecting growing demand for the product after overfishing put the species at risk in the Pacific.
Mar 2, 2015
J-Trading buys Croatian tuna farmer for ¥4 billion
Fishery trading house J-Trading Inc. and investment firm Integral Corp. have bought Croatian tuna-farming firm Kali Tuna for ¥4 billion, industry sources said Monday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jan 10, 2015
Code + culture: New Internet artists from Japan
If the Internet is an ocean, why do we spend so much time floating on its surface? What's really going on down there? Not just in the deepest, darkest trenches, but among the forgotten protocols, faulty algorithms and emerging parameters outside the busy shipping lanes and far from the crowded life rafts...
Jan 10, 2015
Sushi apocalypse feared for wild species
Let's hope that farm-raised tuna becomes commercially viable and that conservation efforts allow stocks to replenish. If not, there's the risk that the last wild bluefin tuna will be caught.
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 5, 2014
New U.S. regulations reel in fishing of Atlantic bluefin tuna
The Atlantic bluefin tuna has gained protections from overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico and the waters off North Carolina under a federal rule to better regulate a species coveted by sushi lovers.
Japan Times
Oct 26, 2014
Japan may tell importers to shun bluefin tuna from Mexico
The Fisheries Agency could ask importers to refrain from buying Pacific bluefin tuna from Mexico to nudge it to take steps against overfishing.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 23, 2014
Seafood a sweet spot in Japanese exports as yen weakens
Seafood is a sweet spot in Japanese exports this year that is pushing sales of food abroad to a record and gaining strength as the yen weakens.
Sep 6, 2014
Tuna catch limit, too little too late?
Japan's Fisheries Agency plans to call for a reduction in the annual catch of immature Pacific Bluefin tuna. The proposal is welcome, but it may be too little, too late.
Jun 17, 2014
Saving the Japanese eel
The international designation of the Japanese eel as a species at risk of extinction underscores the need for more controlled and responsible fishing and consumption to preserve one of this nation's long-cherished food cultures.
Apr 18, 2014
FTA to let Aussie tuna, orange levies drop in stages
Japan will abolish tariffs on Australian tuna and oranges over a decade when their bilateral FTA takes effect.
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2014
Eco-labels urged to save endangered marine life
2013 highlighted the decline in Japan's fishery resources, with baby eel trading at ¥3 million per kilogram — more expensive than silver — and the catch quota of bluefin tuna being slashed at the December meeting of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks...
Japan Times
Feb 7, 2014
American tuna trader shares passion born in Tsukiji with the world
'I want to roll together the beauty of the history and culture of Japan into a quality tuna product and export that to the West,' says American David Leibowitz. 'I want the West consuming that and having it become part of them.'
Japan Times
Nov 26, 2013
Quotas for bluefin catches left unchanged
Members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas heeded calls by environmental groups and left bluefin tuna catch quotas in the Atlantic unchanged, while rejecting proposals to impose the first quotas for some shark species.
Japan Times
Oct 30, 2013
Kinki University fish lab opening Ginza eatery
A fisheries research lab at Kinki University in Wakayama Prefecture is poised to make a smashing debut in the heart of Japan's gourmet capital: Ginza.
Oct 29, 2013
Tuna body raises 2014 catch quota for Japan
Taiwan and Japan have been allocated bigger catch quotas for southern bluefin tuna next year following two years of strict control under an allowable catch scheme, Taiwan's Fisheries Agency said Monday.
Sep 5, 2013
Global panel agrees to 15% cut in catch of young bluefin tuna in 2014
An international panel has broadly agreed to cut the catch of juvenile bluefin tuna in the North Pacific in 2014 by 15 percent from the 2002-2004 average, as proposed by Japan, the government said Thursday.
Aug 26, 2013
Stop eating Pacific bluefin tuna
One Japan's favorite foods, Pacific Bluefin tuna, is about to become harder to get and more expensive as Japan proposes cuts in the tuna catch in response to overfishing.


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