A major fisheries group in Japan told Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Tuesday it remains firmly opposed to the planned discharge of treated water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the sea due to concern over negative impact on the industry.

"I told (Kishida) our position to oppose (the discharge) remains exactly the same," Hiroshi Kishi, head of the national fisheries cooperatives, told reporters after visiting Kishida at the Prime Minister's Office.

It was the first meeting between the head of the national fisheries cooperatives and the prime minister since April last year when the decision was made to release treated low-level radioactive water into the sea from around the spring of 2023.