Seafood import regulations should be applied to “all fish species”: Anti-IUU Fishing Forum’s recommendations for sustainability

Date: December 9, 2021

Source: Sustainable Brands

An NGO group in Japan called for actions to effectively tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The AntiIUU Fishing Forum, a coalition of the Japanese NGOs working on IUU fishing and sustainable fishery issues, submitted a joint proposal this July to the Fisheries Agency in regards to the selection of fish species for import regulation measures in pursuance with “The Improvement of Domestic Trade of Specific Marine Animals and Plants Act” (hereinafter referred to as the “Seafood Distribution Improvement Act”).

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