Japan Has An Illegal Seafood Problem

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Compared to the European Union and the United States, Japan’s seafood traceability standards are rather lax, making it a haven for illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) seafood. A lot of IUU seafood — pollock and crab — comes from illegal Russian fisheries. Although Japan and Russia have tried to curtail this in a 2014 agreement, poached crabs — which have long been associated with illegal fisheries in Russia — continue to find their way into the island country, although at a lesser rate. Read full article here

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