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Japan 'Tuna King' buys new year catch for $1.8 million

Apo - A celebrated Japanese sushi businessman, nicknamed "Tuna King", paid $1.8 million for a giant tuna at New Year's auction at Tokyo's main fish market on Sunday.Kiyoshi Kimura, who runs a successful sushi restaurant chain, paid 193 million yen ($1.

Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota meet

Paris - The fate of big-eye tuna, over-fished and in decline, could be decided this week when fishing nations meet to set quotas after failing last year to agree on safeguard measures for the valuable food resource.

Tuna recalled due to hepatitis A contamination

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled frozen tuna steaks and cubes following tests that showed some tuna sold in California, Texas, and Oklahoma had been contaminated with hepatitis A.

Great white sharks and tuna share predatory instincts

Great white sharks and tuna are both efficient predators within their domains. New research suggests this is due to genetic similarities. This is despite the two species splitting 400 million years ago.

World's tuna and mackerel populations suffer drastic 74% decline

Tuna and mackerel populations have suffered a drastic 74 percent decline within the last 40 years, researchers have found. The World Wildlife Fund warns that if we don't act quickly, we face losing species that are critical to human food security.

Most French canned tuna from non-sustainable sources — Greenpeace

Paris - Greenpeace France last week revealed its first survey of canned tuna sold in French supermarkets aiming to highlight which tuna brands are eco-friendly being sourced by sustainable means or from plentiful stocks.

Tesco criticized for stocking unsustainable tuna

U.K. grocer chain Tesco has been criticized for stocking a brand of tuna described as "unsustainable" due to the tuna being fished with destructive methods that kill turtles, sharks and rays alongside the tuna.

Study finds mislabeled fish rampant across US

The nonprofit, ocean conservation group Oceana conducted a study in 20 states, discovering widespread mislabeling of fish.

Wife allegedly tries to kill husband with poisoned tuna sandwich

Beth Dickison Richards, 37, was arrested on Friday and charged with attempted first degree murder after allegedly poisoning a tuna fish sandwich that was being served to her husband.

Saving the western and central Pacific Ocean bigeye tuna

Scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, have suggested their research may have found a way forward to help the ill-fated bigeye tuna.

82-year-old sues trader Joe's after getting hit by can of tuna

New York - A New York Trader Joe's caught more than they bargained for as they're being sued by an elderly women over a can of flying fish.

US Bluefin tuna record Fukushima radiation

Apparently Pacific Bluefin tuna in the U.S. is showing radioactive signals from Fukushima, but officials say it is "safe to eat."

Reports show that your sushi may not be all it's cut out to be

Two recent investigations reveal that the plate of sushi you order from your favorite restaurant or that market fresh fish you fry up in a pan may not be the exact fish marketed by the retailer. You think you're eating tuna but it's actually escolar.

Pew Environment Group: Governments cannot manage tuna balances

Though the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration acknowledges that bluefin tuna populations are 'low,' the Pew Environmental Group believes that governments hold fishing interests over ecosystem interests.

Inside Japan's Addiction to Blue-Fin Tuna

For a sushi lover, there's no better place in the world than the Tokyo fish market where superb tuna changes hands for much money, and where the surrounding sushi bars serve their delights 24/7.

Mediterranean bluefin tuna stocks collapsing

The bluefin tuna fishery opens tomorrow and WWF has released an analysis showing the bluefin breeding population will disappear by 2012 under the current fishing regime.

Whaling May Be Fruitless As Japan Prefers Tuna Over Whale Meat

For Japan, it would seem that whaling bears no benefits at all. It seems that the people of Japan would rather have bluefin tuna instead of whale meat.

Derringer Foodservices Issues 'Allergy Alert on Albacore Tuna Salad Hoagie'

This product is being recalled due to the omission of egg in the ingredient statement following the ingredient “Reduced Calorie Mayonnaise.

Tuna Salad Recalled, Possibly Contaminated with Listeria

Home Made Brand Foods, 2 Opportunity Way, Newburyport MA 01950 is voluntarily recalling approximately 4890 pounds of "Ready-to-Eat" Tuna Salad with an expiration date of 8/19/08. This product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Tuna Fish Industry Is Greenpeace's New Target

After Greenpeace has successfully interrupted Japan’s whaling mission, it has now targeted tuna fishers in the Pacific Ocean. In short, Greenpeace is targeting the tuna fish industry.

Nations agree cut in tuna quotas

Nations that fish Atlantic bluefin tuna have agreed on reduced quotas as part of a plan to preserve stocks that activists say are critically depleted.

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Does eating fish improve brain function?

It is no wonder that health authorities usually recommend the eating of two or three servings of fish per week for most people.

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More than half the world’s tuna comes from the Western and Central Pacific  where fishing nets kil...
More than half the world’s tuna comes from the Western and Central Pacific, where fishing nets killed approximately 60 whale sharks in 2009. Massive tuna vessels often deploy purse-seine nets, which can stretch up to a mile wide and 1,000 feet deep.
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Tuna mash up.
Tuna mash up.
Shoal of skipjack tuna  Katsuwonus pelamis.
Shoal of skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis.
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A Tuna mash up!
A Tuna mash up!
Bluefin tuna tested for cesium levels from Fukushima.
Bluefin tuna tested for cesium levels from Fukushima.
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Spicy Tuna  Onions & Garlic in Tomato Sauce  served with melba toast.
Spicy Tuna, Onions & Garlic in Tomato Sauce, served with melba toast.
My Tuna Salad Wrap
My Tuna Salad Wrap
Tuna simmering away with onions and garlic in a spicy tomato sauce
Tuna simmering away with onions and garlic in a spicy tomato sauce
Baelo Claudia - Roman city from the 2nd Century near Tarifa  Spain - Fish salting and garum factory.
Baelo Claudia - Roman city from the 2nd Century near Tarifa, Spain - Fish salting and garum factory.

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