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2022/6/24 The OPRT adopted at its Ordinary General Meeting held on June 21, 2022 the Resolution to address labor issues on board tuna longline fishing vessels. In recent years, labor issues onboard fishing vessels have been attracting an increasing attention and the distant-water tuna long line fish…Read more…>>


2022/5/18 This issue features translations of two short articles on bluefin tuna written by Dr. Ziro Suzuki (tuna biologist). The original of the first article will be included in OPRT Japanese Newsletter No. 114. (Click here)


2022/5/10 The OPRT Secretariat will move to the new office below as of June 6th: CIEL BLUE Koji-machi (4F), 3-4-3 Koji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 Tel:81-3-6256-9138 Fax:81-3-6256-9139 Nearest Stations: Yurakucho Line = Kojimachi Station (Exit 3: about 1-minute walk) Hanzomon Line = Hanzomon S…Read more…>>


2022/1/5 Articles include “OPRT Seminar on NOAA’s Report to Congress on International Fisheries held in November”.(Click here)


2021/11/24 Articles include “ ‘October 10 is the Day of Tuna’ Campaign 2021″ and “Problems in farming of Atlantic bluefin tuna”.(Click here)


2021/10/20 Articles include “Forced labor issues attracting more international attention” and “Mystery of Atlantic bluefin tuna migration”.(Click here)


2021/9/13 Articles include “OPRT Seminar on IUU held in March 2021” and “New traceability scheme for fishery products in Japan”.(Click here)


2021/7/29 The OPRT adopted two Resolutions at its General Meeting held on June 22, 2021. One is “Resolution to end IUU fishing” and another is “Resolution to urge to recover Bigeye tuna stocks”.(Click here) The OPRT forwarded these Resolutions to 4 tuna-RFMOs (ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC and IATTC) and FAO a…Read more…>>


2021/7/29 The number of OPRT’s registered vessels has been updated as of March 2021.(Click here)


2021/3/31 Articles include “Dates and venues/modes for annual meetings of t-RFMOs in 2021, and respective major issues need to be settled immediately” and so on.(Click here)