RUSSIA AND JAPAN REACH SALMON CATCH AGREEMENT
Russia and Japan reach salmon catch agreement. The 36th session of the Russian-Japanese Mixed Commission on Fisheries and intergovernmental consultations on the fishing of salmon by Japanese vessels in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation in 2020 ended in Moscow. In connection with the epidemiological situation, negotiations were held in a remote format in April and June 2020.
The Russian delegation was led by Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Fishery Petr Savchuk, the Japanese delegation was headed by Mr. Kurohagi, head of the Department for Reproduction Development of the Japan Fisheries Department, who recently replaced Masaki Hoshina.
During the 36th session of the Joint Commission, the parties discussed the results of cooperation in the field of fisheries on the implementation in 2019 of the Agreement between the Government of the USSR and the Government of Japan on cooperation in the field of fisheries of May 12, 1985.
Russia and Japan praised the results of the implementation of the Programme of Scientific and Technical Cooperation in 2019, approved the Programme for 2020 and the draft Programme for 2021. The parties examined the issues of Japan’s participation in the implementation of measures to replenish the reserves of Pacific salmon formed in the rivers of the Russian Federation and conduct joint research.
During consultations, the Japanese Party was given the opportunity to harvest 125 tons of Pacific salmon in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation in 2020 on a paid basis.
In addition, Russia and Japan agreed to continue cooperation at the expert level during the intersessional period to work out a number of issues planned for discussion at the next negotiations to be held in Tokyo in 2021
Source: Joint Press Service of the Federal Agency for Fishery