Catch quotas for Pacific saury rejected
NHK -- Jul 16
Participants at an international fisheries conference have failed to adopt a Japanese proposal to set catch quotas for Pacific saury.

Delegates from 7 countries and Taiwan on Saturday ended the 3-day meeting of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo.

Japan proposed setting catch limits to better manage the fish stock in light of a surge in hauls by China and others.

Japanese officials proposed allocating 242,000 tons for Japan, 190,000 tons for Taiwan and 46,000 tons for China, based on their past catch levels.

But the proposal was rejected, with China, South Korea and Russia calling the move premature.

News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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