Experts from the IAEA = International Atomic Energy Agency and China visited a fishing port in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture on the 19th to collect samples of fish landed for the first monitoring survey after the release of treated water from TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

In response to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the IAEA, together with the Japan government, has been conducting monitoring surveys of marine products produced in Fukushima Prefecture every year since 2015, with the participation of other countries.

On the 19th, a total of 12 experts from Japan and the IAEA, as well as the Republic of Korea and Canada, which were designated by the IAEA, and China, who was participating for the first time, visited the Kunohama Fishing Port in Iwaki City for the first time after the discharge of treated water into the sea.

After observing the landing, the experts secured six types of radioactive samples, including flounder and horse mackerel, weighing more than 6 kilograms each, and wrapped them in containers containing ice.

The samples will be transported to a research institute in Chiba Prefecture within the 70th and sent to analytical institutions in various countries.

The IAEA will compile and publish the results of the analyses conducted independently by each country's organizations in a report.

Fisheries Supervisor Tsutomu Takase of the Fisheries Agency said Japan "Each country will participate in the analysis but I am confident that we will receive approval that inspections are being conducted appropriately in Japan."