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Korean food exporters aim to capture bigger market with first LA food fest

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Korean seafood booth.  PHOTO BY ALFRED DICIOCO

Besides food booths at a Filipino community fiesta, what can make a hungry Fil-Am manic like a kid in a candy store? A Korean food fest that’s what, with visions of kimchi and various umami-laden fare dancing in one’s head.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Big nations block curbs on tuna overfishing

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Environmental activists hold banners as others depict a school of tuna during a rally outside the South Korean Embassy in suburban Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines on Nov. 29, 2012. Efforts to curb overfishing of tuna in the Pacific were blocked by big countries that refused to cut their catch at a meeting of tuna-fishing nations in the Asia-Pacific, delegates said Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

MANILA, Philippines—Efforts to curb overfishing of tuna in the Pacific were blocked by big countries that refused to cut their catch at a meeting of tuna-fishing nations in the Asia-Pacific, delegates said Thursday.   The Western and Central Pacific Commission, comprising 30 member nations and territories, ended a five-day meeting in Manila with minor agreements [...]

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Victory for vulnerable whale sharks at Pacific meeting

Palau fisheries official Nanette Malsol gestures as she answers questions from reporters before the opening of the 9th regular session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in suburban Manila on Sunday Dec. 2, 2012. Malsol said Asia and Pacific nations agreed at a meeting in the Philippines on Wednesday to take steps to protect whale sharks in a victory for the world's largest fish.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Asia and Pacific nations agreed at a meeting in the Philippines on Wednesday to take steps to protect whale sharks in a victory for the world’s largest fish, officials said.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Overfishing threatens Pacific tuna—officials

Tuna replicas are on display during the opening of the 9th regular session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in suburban Manila on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. Several governments and environmentalists have raised an alarm over destructive fishing methods and overfishing that were threatening the Pacific Ocean's bigeye tuna, the fish popular among sushi lovers the world over.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Asia-Pacific fishing experts Sunday warned against depleting tuna stocks, saying the region needs to reduce its catch of the vulnerable bigeye species by 30 percent.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Protecting the seas is good business—UN

The worldwide fishing industry could benefit from a $50 billion boost annually if stocks are allowed time to recover and farmers stop polluting the waters with excess fertilizer, the UN said Wednesday.

Posted: January 25th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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