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Tuna collapse fears fail to curb Japan’s appetite

A Japanese man poses with a head of a bluefin tuna at Sushi Zanmai restaurant near a fish market in Tokyo. Experts are worried about decling tuna stocks. Photo: AFP

It is the king of sushi, one of the most expensive fish in the world - and dwindling so rapidly that some fear it could vanish from restaurant menus within a generation.

Thursday, 28 February, 2013, 5:29pm

Greenpeace films Asian 'laundering' of tuna

An illegal fish transfer takes place on the Heng Xing 1. Photo: AFP

Fishing vessels registered in the Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia have been filmed "laundering" illegally caught tuna, environment activist group Greenpeace International said yesterday.

16 Nov 2012 - 3:58am


Businesses must stop bidding for endangered bluefin tuna

I wonder if any of your readers would ever consider bidding for a Siberian tiger as a promotion, or eat a polar bear or Asian elephant steak, just because the animals' numbers are declining.

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Tuna need shield

Conservation group WWF wants Hong Kong's government to join Monaco in calling for a ban on the trade of endangered northern bluefin tuna.

7 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Malls should stop using plastic utensils

The Environmental Protection Department's (EPD) view - that to have sustainable waste management, you cannot focus on a single issue - is correct.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Mercury warning issued for sushi

Large ocean fish pose toxin threat

Sushi lovers have been warned not to eat too much raw large ocean fish after tests by food-safety authorities found some samples of imported kinme tai, a common sushi dish, contained excessive mercury.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Sushi craze puts tuna under serious threat

Fish species faces extinction as delicacy gains worldwide popularity

Think about the last time you visited a Japanese restaurant or a sushi counter in a supermarket in Hong Kong. How many pieces of sushi, rolls or sashimi - all usually stuffed with tuna - did you eat?

12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Have your say

Students cheated by fee fiasco

In the early 1990s, a new policy decreed that university undergraduate fees should be set at 18 per cent of the course cost.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Have your say

Cheats have no place in society

Some HKCEE candidates allegedly cheated during the English Language (Syllabus B) exam last month.

According to reports, they accessed websites printed on the question paper by using mobile phones or personal digital assistants (PDAs) during toilet breaks.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

To cull or be killed?

Jake Heron was preparing to catch the last wave of the day when the ocean's most feared predator struck without warning. Erupting from the water beside him, the great white shark bit deep into his right arm and leg and knocked him off his surfboard.

2 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

On a roll

Sen-ryo, a Japanese 'conveyer belt' sushi restaurant opened recently in Central. If the concept seems familiar, it's because this restaurant belongs to the group that runs Genki Sushi, which has its conveyer belt restaurants at many locations in Hong Kong.

29 May 2005 - 12:00am


24 (II)

Pearl, 10.30pm

30 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

The food

Latent Image Cafe, where the interview took place, was established by several photographers. The entire place is filled with things related to photography such as photos, slides and cameras. Customers are invited to read the photography books on the shelves.

Hot genmaichu

Rating: 4/5

T: Very intense rice flavour. Very nice.

Iced mocha

27 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Unjustified price hikes will put off shoppers

Like your correspondent J. Lee (Sunday Morning Post, August 4), I am astounded by rising prices at ParknShop.

In the last three months, my preferred brand of tuna has gone from $7.90 to $8.20, my favourite noodles from $2.90 to $3.50 and even my luxury item popcorn seeds have risen from $9.90 to $10.90.

11 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Cold comfort at heart

Scenario is the kind of place you choose if you want to impress. It is an upmarket Italian restaurant, Hong Kong style. The dress code is smart casual but if you want to avoid hypothermia you would be well advised to wear thermals.

10 Mar 2000 - 12:00am