The international conference on the management of Pacific saury has closed, and it has been agreed to reduce the catch in the North Pacific by 40% in the face of severe poor fishing.

Specifically, eight countries and regions participating in the conference, including Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Russia, have reduced the maximum catchable amount from the current 550,000 tons to more than 330,000 tons throughout the North Pacific Ocean. We will also reduce the high seas fishing conducted by China and Taiwan from 330,000 tons to more than 190,000 tons.

This provision is to be applied over the next two years.