With nearly 30.000 km of coastline, Japan’s geographical conditions are very favourable for fishing.
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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