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November 18, 2017 08:00 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- This year's haul for a fish typically served in Japan in fall is shaping up to be the worst in nearly five decades.
Only about 46,000 tons of Pacific saury were caught in Japan this year to Oct. 31, half as much as at the same point last year, data from a Tokyo-based saury fishery group shows.
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