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30 November 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Japanese Retailer Launches Responsibly Sourced Processed Oysters
JAPAN - One of the largest retail chains in Japan, Kasumi Co. Ltd., which operates 178 stores in the north region of Kanto Plain, has introduced certified responsibly...
29 November 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan New Freshwater Fish Parasite Detected in Japan
JAPAN - Hiroshima University scientists have identified a new species of parasite infecting an invasive freshwater fish on the subtropical island of Okinawa, Japan....
10 November 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Dainichi: The Face of Japan's Clear Sea
JAPAN - Dainichi Corporation is one of Japan's main seafood and aquaculture firms. Located by the Uwa Sea in Ehime prefecture, it employs 140 people in three cities...
01 November 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Removing the Smell: Could Odourless Fish Take off in Japan?
JAPAN - Although fish is popular in Japan, its distinct smell is enough to turn some consumers off. But recent work at Kindai University might catch on with them;...
21 October 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Impact of Fukushima Accident on Marine Life - Five Years Later
JAPAN - Five years ago, the largest single release of human-made radioactive discharge to the marine environment resulted from an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi...
18 October 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Japanese Tuna Fishery in Tsunami-Hit Region gets MSC Certification
JAPAN - Five years after the devastating earthquake and Tsunami, a tuna fishery in Shiogama-city, Miyagi Prefecture, has become the first in the quake-hit Tohoku...
07 October 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Selling Seafood in Japan: Using Creativity to Survive Competition
JAPAN - It goes without saying that seafood is one of the most prominent items in major Japanese supermarkets. Fish and seafood distribution systems in Japan are...
01 September 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Could Vegetarian Fish Be a Thing of the Future? Latest Efforts from Japan
JAPAN - One area of aquaculture that continues to draw attention is the replacement of fishmeal and fish oil with alternative sources such as plant or soybean feed....
18 August 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Nippon to Begin Selling Fully Farmed Bluefin Tuna
JAPAN - Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. is to begin selling bluefin tuna farmed from egg to adulthood after developing a way to mass produce the fish....
12 August 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan The Future of Japanese Shrimp - Is Land-Based Aquaculture the Solution?
JAPAN - In June this year, Tokyo-based Nippon Suisan Kaisha, or Nissui, announced its intention to build a new land-based shrimp farm in southern Japan. The company...
09 August 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Scientists Successfully Decode Genome of Economically Important Seaweed
JAPAN - In order to help develop the protection, growth and scientific understanding of the economically important Okinawa mozuku seaweed, a team of researchers...
01 July 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Japanese Fish Farms Thriving on New Technology
JAPAN - As the fisheries workforce in Japan continues to age and the number of young people interested in fish farming decreases, cheap imports and declining productivity...
08 June 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Fish Courtship Pheromone Uses the Brain's Smell Pathway
JAPAN - Research at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan has revealed that a molecule involved in fish reproduction activates the brain via the nose. The pheromone...
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Fiddler Crabs Use 'Morse Code' to Attract Mrs Right
JAPAN - Male fiddler crabs produce female-luring vibrations in their burrows. The vibrations and pulses that male fiddler crabs produce when they are trying to lure...
02 June 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Japanese Farms Boosting Bluefin Tuna Farming
JAPAN - International regulations on tuna fishing are becoming increasingly strict in the midst of further concerns over declining tuna stocks and overfishing. Amidst...
26 May 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Japan Cuts Salmon, Trout Fishing Quota in Russian EEZ
JAPAN - 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,...
19 May 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Why do the Japanese like Norwegian Mackerel?
NORWAY - What is quality? And what makes it good? Or bad? These are difficult questions that Nofima scientists have decided to tackle when it comes to seafood....
26 April 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan An In-Depth Look at Yamato's Fish Quality Analyzer™
JAPAN - At this year's Seafood Expo North America, Yamato Scale Co., Ltd announced the release of its DFA100 Fish Analyzer™. Currently only available in Japan,...
20 April 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Fighting Fiddler Crabs Call Each Other's Bluff
JAPAN - Male fiddler crabs bluff their way through fights. They also adapt their combat strategies if they have lost their original enlarged claw and have regrown...
12 April 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Japanese Oyster Farm Celebrates ASC Certification
JAPAN - Just five years after the east coast of Japan was devastated by a tsunami, the Miyagi Prefecture Fisheries are stronger than ever and celebrating a major...
11 March 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Could a New Fatty Mackerel Take Off in Japan?
JAPAN - For the first time, Japan is farming a rare type of fatty mackerel known as suma, or eastern little tuna. Following its first appearance in stores on January...
09 March 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Fish Populations Revealed Through Seawater Analysis
JAPAN - A Japanese research group has shown that measuring quantities of fish DNA in seawater can reveal how many fish inhabit that environment....
02 March 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Student Exposes Illegal Release of Alien Fish in Japan
JAPAN - An undergraduate student in Japan has recently exposed the illegal release of bluegill fish which poses a significant threat to the native biodiversity....
11 February 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Two Japanese Seafood Giants Record Increased Profits
JAPAN - Two of Japan's largest seafood companies have seen a growth in profits for the nine months ending December 2015 due to hikes in frozen-food prices. ...
02 February 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Oysters and Farming Methods Make Inroads into Japan
JAPAN - Oysters from countries including the US and Australia have been making inroads into the Japanese market. Bonnie Waycott reports for The Fish Site on how...
14 January 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Japanese University Successfully Produces Offspring from Frozen Trout
JAPAN - Researchers at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology have come up with a way to produce rainbow trout using sperm production cells extracted...
29 December 2015
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Cichlid Fish View Unfamiliar Faces for Longer
JAPAN - Fish viewed digital models with unfamiliar fish faces longer and from a further distance than models with familiar faces, according to by Masanori Kohda...
22 December 2015
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Japan Welcomes First MSC Certified Independent Restaurant
JAPAN - An independent restaurant in Tsuruga city, Totally Searoll Club (TSC), will be the first restaurant in Japan and Asia to serve MSC labelled seafood....
11 December 2015
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Saving the Endangered Eel: Could Catfish Be The Answer?
JAPAN - Kinki University has attracted much attention for becoming the first in the world to produce farmed bluefin tuna, but recently it has also succeeded in producing...
07 December 2015
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Researchers Investigate Non-Destructive Sensing of Fish Freshness
JAPAN - Researchers from Japan are exploring reliable ways to know whether frozen fish was fresh or not at the time of freezing....
 
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