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December 04, 2017

Stop Gambling with the Bluefin’s Survival

Senior Fellow Masayuki Komatsu rebukes the Japanese government for caving in to the demands of the domestic fishing industry and ...

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August 22, 2017

Halting the Free Fall of Fukushima’s Fishing Industry

Six years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, the local fishing industry remains deeply depressed, even though Fukushima seafood is certifiably ...

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June 22, 2017

Fisheries Management and Restoration Strategies in Chesapeake Bay

As the largest estuary in the United States with many productive fisheries, Chesapeake Bay offers a model for understanding the ...

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June 18, 2017

Tsukiji Compromise Ignores Need for Wholesale Reform

On June 20, after months of wrangling over relocation of the Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike announced her ...

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February 16, 2012

Waves of Despair, Tides of Hope

On September 9, 2011, a group of leading scholars from China, Japan, and the United States toured areas devastated by ...

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May 12, 2009


Eaten since prehistoric times, abalone is favored in Japan as a luxury foodstuff. It also has religious significance. The numbers ...

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