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Japan to regulate net fishing of bluefin tuna

Pacific bluefin tuna is a popular and expensive sushi ingredient.

TOKYO -- Japan's Fisheries Agency will set up a national system in July to oversee fixed-net fishing of the threatened Pacific bluefin tuna, aiming to stem a decline in stocks.

Japan accounts for about 80% of global consumption of Pacific bluefin, which is prized as a high-end sushi ingredient. Bluefin populations have fallen by half in the Pacific Ocean over the past decade. Japan has imposed regional catch limits, dividing its waters into six zones with separate quotas for each.

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