About Fishing

 Latest update: July 2023 

With nearly 30.000 km of coastline, Japan’s geographical conditions are very favourable for fishing. Its 2021 fishery production totalled 4,17 million tonnes. However, the industry is on the decline and production is falling due to a variety of factors, such as changes in the marine environment and more intensive operations by foreign fishing boats in waters surrounding Japan. As a result, Japan has had to increase its imports to meet demands for consumption. This opens up opportunities for foreign businesses to export to Japan.

Japan Statistics Bureau, Statistical Handbook of Japan 2022


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Table of Contents

  • Consumption
  • Production
  • Imports
    • Tuna imports
    • Shrimp imports 
    • Salmon imports
  • Exports
  • Fishery Workers
  • Fisheries Management and Sustainability
    • Regulation of fishing
    • Marine Eco-Label Certificates
  • EU-Japan EPA & Fisheries
  • Expert Report & Webinars
  • Annual Report
  • Further readings
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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