China blocks Japan's proposed fishing caps on saury
Need for data on the size of stocks remains a sticking point
Japan wants international cooperation to stop its declining saury catches.
TOKYO -- A Japanese proposal to set quotas on high-seas catches of the popular Pacific saury was denied for a second straight year at a fisheries conference that concluded here Thursday.
China and Vanuatu opposed the quotas, citing the lack of up-to-date knowledge on saury stocks, Japan's Fisheries Agency said.
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