The OPRT is an international non-governmental organization (NGO), established in Tokyo on December 8, 2000, with the purpose to link the oceans with the consumers and promote sustainable use of tunas.
It is comprised of tuna longline producers from various countries (Japan, Chinese Taipei, Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Ecuador, Seychelles and Fiji) as well as organization of traders, distributors and consumers and public interest organizations in Japan. The OPRT is striving to develop tuna fisheries in a way to fulfill international and social responsibility in cooparation with FAO and regional tuna resource management organizations responsible for each area of the world's oceans.
Synthethic Genomics, ExxonMobil to develop algae biofuels United States
Synthetic Genomics Inc announced a new co-funded research agreement with ExxonMobil to develop algae biofuels from strains with significantly improved production characteristics by employing synthetic genomic science and technology.
Cesium findings in eel coverup reported Japan
A scientist has admitted having detected radioactive cesium in eels caught in a boundary river between the Tokyo and Chiba prefectures but claims local governments took no action for nearly two months despite having informed authorities promptly.
EC warns Faroe Islands of impending sanctions European Union
The European Commission has notified the Faroe Islands that it plans to take steps, including closing off fishing ports, to support the sustainability of herring fisheries shared between the two parties.
Fish exports may generate USD 500mln by 2015 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is working on increasing its deep sea fishing efforts and doubling fish exports between now and 2015 and to achieve this goal, it will be using new vessels from Japan and China,
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