SGS SA (Public, VTX:SGSN) is a Swiss holding company that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of certification, inspection and inspection services, outsourcing and risk management services, as well as testing, technical consultancy and training services. The Company is active in 10 business segments: agriculture; automotive, consumer testing; environment; governments and institutions; industrial services; life science; minerals; oil, gas and chemicals, and systems & services certification.
As of December 31, 2009, the Company had 127 wholly owned subsidiaries in Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China and Chile, among others, and 15 majority owned subsidiaries in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Malaysia, Madagascar and Lebanon, among others. The Company also had, as of December 31, 2009, six minority owned subsidiaries in Tunisia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Jordan, Iran and Indonesia
Govt plans to limit Pacific bluefin tuna catch Japan
The Japanese Government intends to reduce the catch of immature Pacific bluefin tuna and prevent overfishing of the high-priced fish by implementing common regulations internationally, out of criteria currently adopted independently by Japan.