JAPAN : A 212-kilogram bluefin tuna was sold for JPY 74.2 million (USD 630,400) in Tokyo, the second highest recorded price in the year's first auction of the famous Tsukiji fish market.
Once again, the winning bid was placed by Kiyomura Corp., the operator of a popular sushi restaurant chain, which in 2013, paid a record price of JPY 155 million (USD 1.3 million) for the first tuna auctioned that year.
BRAZIL :A Brazilian woman who suffered from serious burns caused by an explosion was given a pioneering new treatment using tilapia skin to reduce her injuries.
The woman had been the victim of an explosion from a gas canister at a restaurant in Russas, north east Brazil, where she worked as a waitress. The accident caused serious burns on her arms, neck and some of her face, The Sun reported.
JAPAN : Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (Nissui) informed that it has joined the Japanese firms signing "Pacific Bluefin Tuna Conservation Pledge," encouraged by WWF Japan to support the conservation and sustainable use of the bluefin tuna stock across the Pacific Ocean.
CHILE : The improvements registered by three important Chilean species - hake, southern hake and horse mackerel – which have been possible thanks to the measures taken by the Government to achieve the sustainability of the Chilean fisheries, will allow them to increase their catch quotas for the coming year.
CAMBODIA - Government officials are predicting a good catch of fish, typically used to make prahok, a salted and fermented fish paste, this season due to higher water levels in the Tonle Sap Lake and river.