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January 6, 2018 04:56 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- Cooperation with neighboring countries will be crucial to restoring stocks of Pacific saury and other fish facing marked declines in catches, says the chief of the Japan Fisheries Agency.
In an interview with The Nikkei, Director-General Shigeto Hase also called for fishers to strictly manage their catches of the badly overfished Pacific bluefin tuna. Edited excerpts follow.
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