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2013-06-25 20:21:24

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (Saving Seafood) -- Ten Members of Congress asked negotiators to pursue increased U.S. allocation of bluefin tuna at an international meeting this week. Meanwhile, the Pew Charitable Trusts argued for stricter limits in a "factsheet" that leading scientists called an "irresponsible distortion of the information available." American fishermen felt betrayed by U.S. negotiators in the past, who they argue sided with conservation groups over...

2012-05-30 10:21:15

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a bilateral meeting tomorrow in Brussels, high-ranking officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Commission (EC) will discuss the problem of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including the ongoing use of illegal driftnets in the Mediterranean. In September 2011, the United States and the European Union (EU) signed a joint agreement to combat IUU fishing. Tomorrow's...

Record Bluefin Tuna Told For $736,000 In Japan
2012-01-07 06:25:14

A bluefin tuna has been sold for $736,000 in Tokyo, almost doubling the previous record holder from 2011. Market official Yutaka Hawegawa said the 539-pound tuna set a record for price by weight.  The total price translates to $1,238 per pound. The tuna was caught off Oma, just north of the area that suffered from the March 11, 2011 tsunami. The winning bidder was Kiyoshi Kimura, an owner of a sushi restaurant chain.  Kimura told reporters the bid was an effort to "liven up...

2011-12-12 11:20:44

Overfishing in the Mediterranean Sea is felt in North American waters A new model built around biological data from electronic tags, ear bone microchemistry and fisheries catch data for Atlantic bluefin tuna indicates fishing on one side of the Atlantic influences the other side. Bluefin populations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean have declined precipitously since 1950, according to the study published today in the peer-reviewed online journal PLoS ONE. The model estimates the number...

ICCAT Enacts New Rules To Protect Silky Sharks, Bluefin Tuna
2011-11-21 06:15:33

The global body that oversees tuna conservation efforts has decided to implement an electronic system to record worldwide bluefin catches, while also enacting new rules to help protect silky sharks, various media outlets reported on Saturday. The new regulations were made official during a weeklong meeting in Istanbul of the 48-member International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). According to BBC News Environment Correspondent Richard Black, ICCAT opted to...

2011-11-19 05:00:00

Despite work to end bluefin tuna fraud and protect silky sharks, more needed to conserve marine life in Atlantic Ocean ISTANBUL, Nov. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Governments at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have adopted several important provisions that will conserve threatened fish species-such as bluefin tuna and silky sharks, but failed to act on several pressing matters. ICCAT is the international body that manages tuna fisheries...

2011-10-18 08:37:00

141 percent more Atlantic bluefin traded than allowed to be caught WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis commissioned by the Pew Environment Group finds that the amount of eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna traded on the global market in 2010 exceeded the official quota by 141 percent. Two years earlier, the amount traded exceeded the quota by 31 percent. These figures do not account for "black market" bluefin missing from official databases. This analysis...

2011-09-07 10:05:00

Pew stresses importance of global enforcement WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua S. Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group, issued this statement today in response to a historic agreement between the United States and the European Union to stop illegal fishing. "Two of the three largest seafood importing markets deciding to crackdown on the illegal fishing epidemic could represent a major turning point for the health of the oceans, communities...

2011-08-15 22:25:02

Seven species are threatened and in need of further protection A global study by an international team including professor John Graves of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has found that several species of tunas and billfishes are threatened and in need of further protection. The team's analysis"”published in a recent issue of Science magazine's Policy Forum"”is the first study of global tuna and billfish populations using the methods of the International Union for...

2011-05-31 15:01:00

SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or the "Company"), a holding company of fish farming operations supplying sashimi-grade Northern Bluefin Tuna to the global market, announces that the Company has been actively negotiating with multiple funding sources to secure short term financing for its seasonal farming. Upon the closing of approximately $35 million in total net new funding, the Company is expected to have...