Russia and Japan continue cooperation on fisheries

December 8, 2010 12:32
At the 27th session of the Russian-Japanese Fisheries Commission the nations have signed a protocol on cooperation in the sphere of fisheries at the coastline of both countries, reports ( with reference to the nation's Federal Fisheries Agency.

More specifically, the sides have agreed to set mutual capture quotas 2011 for operations in the nations' EEZs. According to the agreement, the Japanese fishermen will continue targeting pollock, squid and saury in the Russian EEZ, while the Russian fishermen will harvest longfin codling Laemonema and saury in the Japanese EEZ.

In the course of the 27th session of the Russian Japanese Fisheries Commission the sides have discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including scientific cooperation, measures against IUU fishing practices in the Russian EEZ as well as bilateral trade.

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