Japan panel proposes record low catch quota for flying squid

Business Mar 3, 2020

Japan panel proposes record low catch quota for flying squid

An advisory panel proposed setting the annual catch quota for Japanese flying squid at 57,000 tons, the lowest ever, for the 2020 fishing year starting next month. The Fisheries Policy Council, which advises the agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, suggested cutting the quota by 14.9 ...

Business Feb 3, 2020

France targets U.K. fish exports as bargaining chip for talks

France reminded Britain on Sunday that the U.K. exports most of its fish production to European Union countries, highlighting a potential bargaining chip in coming post-Brexit talks about fishing rights that promise to be thorny. "This discussion will be pretty balanced because while it is ...

Poaching of glass eels on the rise in Japan amid surging prices

National Jan 28, 2020

Poaching of glass eels on the rise in Japan amid surging prices

Japan is struggling to crack down on the poaching of glass eels, which has been on the rise due to surging prices reflecting unprecedentedly poor catches. In Kochi Prefecture, a major glass eel fishing area, police discovered a facility used by poachers and arrested 11 ...

Russia releases five Japanese fishing boats seized off Hokkaido

National Dec 24, 2019

Russia releases five Japanese fishing boats seized off Hokkaido

Russia on Tuesday released five Japanese fishing boats seized in waters near Russian-held, Japan-claimed islands in mid-December. The release came after the crews of the boats paid a fine of some 6.4 million rubles (¥11 million) ordered by a Russian court Monday for violating regulations ...

Russia seizes five Japanese fishing boats off Hokkaido

National Dec 18, 2019

Russia seizes five Japanese fishing boats off Hokkaido

Russian border security authorities seized five Japanese fishing vessels Tuesday and took them to the island of Kunashiri, one of the disputed Russian-held islands off Hokkaido, the Japanese government said. The seizure of the boats, which were operating under a bilateral agreement on fishing around ...

Business Nov 22, 2019

Loss-making Japanese public-private farm fund may be dissolved

The finance and farm ministries will "thoroughly" review the operations of a struggling public-private investment fund aimed at supporting the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries, and may opt to dissolve it, sources with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. They believe it would be difficult ...