A Japan-Taiwan joint fishery committee has agreed to amend current regulations regarding fishing in waters around a cluster of Taiwan-claimed, Japan-administered islands in the East China Sea at least for this year's fishing season starting next month, according to Taiwan's Foreign Ministry.

The ministry said in a statement after a two-day meeting in Taipei that ended late Friday that the two sides agreed to revise fishing regulations in the so-called inverted triangle area, one of the designated zones of the Japan-Taiwan fisheries agreement.

Taiwan's Fisheries Agency Director-General Huang Hung-yan said that the two sides agreed that Japanese fishing boats will operate in the east side of the inverted triangle area, while Taiwanese fishing boats will operate on the west side.