Mitsui Group (Public, TYO:8031) is one of the largest corporate conglomerates (Keiretsu) in Japan and one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world. Companies currently associated with the Mitsui family include Mitsui & Co., Mitsui Construction Co., Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd., Mitsui Petrochemical Industries Ltd, Mitsui-gold, Mitsui Fudosan, Tri-net Logistics Management, Mitsui Chemicals and Pacific Coast Recycling, Mitsui-Soko Co,Ltd.
Shark fin trade experiences sharp drop Hong Kong
The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 dropped from 8,285.1 tonnes to 5,412.2 tonnes, representing 34.7 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department.
Ocean acidification proves to have domino effect Australia
Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science are currently studying the shallow volcanic CO2 seeps in eastern Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province to observe how ocean acidification is affecting the oceans.