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The Fight to Save the World’s Seas From China’s Bloated Fishing Industry — TIME

The frigid waters off Japan’s eastern coast teem with sardines, mackerel, anchovy and scallop. They are some of Asia’s most fertile fishing grounds, inspiring an exquisite seafood-rich national cuisine, and supporting a domestic fishing industry worth some $9 billion each year.

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Minimalist Eating

So it is whitebait season here in NZ.  This is the time of the year when greed often overcomes any actual need and when usually mild mannered people become guarded and territorial over their ‘patch’ of river.   443 more words

The Environmental Threat Trawlers Pose To The Arctic

You’ve been told countless times, ‘the ice is melting’. Maybe you’re doubtful or just fed up but here’s the thing – the ice really is melting, and fast. 391 more words


Eel industry slipping away?

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As we hit mid-summer, suddenly maximum temperatures in Eastern Japan dropped below 30℃ and rainy days continued.  The media has been largely preoccupied with terrorism, various elections (somehow paying more attention to the antics of the Americans rather than the policies of their own – sometimes nefarious – electoral candidates) and the Olympics (I want to throw my TV away during Olympic season)  Today, however, this rather long but interesting article appeared on my news feed. 2,634 more words

Suburban Wildlife

Endangered species status sought for bluefin tuna

Over-fishing threatens species with extinction

Staff Report

The bluefin tuna population in the Pacific Ocean has dropped so low that a coalition of conservation groups have  498 more words



Fish Subsidies Must Come to an End

Worldwide, fishing has historically been a critical source of food and jobs, and given its importance, many governments support their local industries with subsidies to keep fisheries competitive in the global market. 226 more words