Fisheries in Japan

15-01-2014

Japan is one of the world's most important consumers of fishery products. Fisheries traditionally play a considerable role in its food supply and form a key element of the regional economies in coastal areas. Japan has developed its own set of values and habits in terms of fisheries practices, along with an elaborate fisheries management system. This note provides an overview of fisheries activities in Japan and reviews some specific aspects of this highly complex sector.

Japan is one of the world's most important consumers of fishery products. Fisheries traditionally play a considerable role in its food supply and form a key element of the regional economies in coastal areas. Japan has developed its own set of values and habits in terms of fisheries practices, along with an elaborate fisheries management system. This note provides an overview of fisheries activities in Japan and reviews some specific aspects of this highly complex sector.