Bluefin tuna nets $37,000 in Tokyo New Year auction
Bluefin tuna nets $37,000 in Tokyo New Year auction

A giant bluefin tuna sold for more than $37,000 in the first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market on Monday, as Japan faces growing pressure to cut back on consumption of the threatened fish.

Tuna fetches record USD 736K in Tokyo

A bluefin tuna caught off northeastern Japan fetched a record 56.49 million yen, or about USD 736,000, today in the first auction of the year at Tokyo`s Tsukiji fish market.

US keeps bluefin tuna off endangered list

Global fad for Japanese food was driving the world`s stocks of tuna to dangerously low levels.

Australia moves to protect bluefin tuna

Bluefin tuna fish would be listed as `conservation-dependent` in a new move to protect the species.

Japan celebrates defeat of bluefin tuna trade ban

The Japanese government, sushi lovers and seafood traders at Tokyo`s massive Tsukiji fish market on Friday cheered the defeat of a proposed ban on trade in endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna.

Japan fights proposed ban on trade in bluefin tuna

Japan is fighting a proposed ban on trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna.

Japan lacks measures to save bluefin tuna: Monaco

The Monaco representative at the international conference to conserve endangered wildlife says Japan lacks specific measures to conserve bluefin tuna and should come up with steps that would satisfy signatory states.

Bluefin tuna tops CITES conference agenda in Doha

A contentious battle between Asia and the West over the fate of the Atlantic bluefin tuna prized by sushi lovers overshadowed a United Nations conference that opened Saturday in the Gulf state of Qatar.

Japan to ignore bluefin tuna ban

Japan said on Thursday it would ignore any ban on international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, a proposal that has won US support ahead of a crucial vote next month.

Brussels to propose bluefin tuna fishing ban

Brussels will on Monday propose that the 27 EU governments ban commercial bluefin tuna fishing by classifying the species as being under threat of extinction, sources close to the dossier said.

UN body backs proposed bluefin tuna trade ban

A UN body says it supports a Monaco proposal to ban trade in bluefin tuna, an issue which will be discussed at meeting of Washington Convention signatory states.

EU `considering bluefin tuna protection`

The European Union will decide in the autumn whether to add bluefin tuna to a list of threatened species, a move that would mean a temporary ban on its sale on world markets.