— Latest update: March 2022 —
Surrounded by nearly 30,000km of coastline, Japan’s geographical conditions are very favourable for fishing. It is therefore no surprise that Japan produces a total of 4.4 million tonnes of fish per year. Since 2011, however, the industry has suffered as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake and continues to suffer the consequences, such as radioactive contaminated waters and decreased output. Having a deeply rooted marine culture, Japan has had to increase its imports to meet its consumption needs. Find out more about Japan's fishing industry below.
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