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Sea Shepherd's fleet observes this Minked Whale swimming around the vessel. (Photo: Tim Watters)

Australia: Environment Minister ignores distress call from Antarctic

By Mon, Mar 03, 2014 3:30PM UTC Comments Off Sea Shepherd's fleet observes this Minked Whale swimming around the vessel. (Photo: Tim Watters)

The “Relentless Operation” of the Sea Shepherd Australia (SSA) is in distress following the attacks of Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean. Captain Peter Hammarstedt of The Bob Barker alleged that Japanese fleet has assaulted his vessel for the third time this season and has sounded alarm to the Australian Government asking for rescue. However,...

A victim of Abenomics: Conveyor belt sushi

By Tue, Feb 04, 2014 12:39PM UTC Comments Off Pic: Shutterstock.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new economic policy, dubbed “Abenomics,” has been generally considered a success in the first year in which it was implemented. But, as in other endeavors, there are winners and losers....

Bluefin tuna sells for record $1.76m in Tokyo

By Sat, Jan 05, 2013 12:39PM UTC 1 Comment A bluefin tuna is carried to a Sushi Zanmai restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. The bluefin tuna caught off northeastern Japan fetched a record 155.40 million yen, or about $1,763,000, in the first auction of the year at the fish market. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year — even as environmentalists warn that stocks of the majestic, speedy fish are being depleted worldwide amid strong demand for sushi. In the year’s first auction at Tokyo’s sprawling...

Rocketing prices put tuna beyond ordinary Filipinos’ reach

By Tue, May 22, 2012 7:34AM UTC Comments Off Rocketing prices put tuna beyond ordinary Filipinos’ reach

With the price of a sashimi grade tuna at the General Santos City fishing port complex rising above Php420 (US$10) per kilo,  more and more Filipinos are becoming strangers to the succulent and mouth-watering yellowfin tuna that their country is famous for. When these tunas eventually end up in posh Japanese restaurants abroad, they command a...

Laser technology produces decorative kimbap

By Wed, Apr 25, 2012 11:26AM UTC 6 Comments Laser technology produces decorative kimbap

Scientists in Japan have used very precise lasers to cut flower patterns into the seaweed sheets used to roll kimbap....

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