Russia, Japan sign crab protection deal


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
September 11, 2012

Japan and Russia signed Saturday an agreement that would ban the poaching of crabs in Russian-administered waters in the Sea of Okhotsk in the northwestern Pacific and their smuggling to Japan.

Under the agreement, Japan does not approve the importation of crabs unless they are accompanied by proper certification from Russian authorities.

The two countries expect the pact to lead to conservation of the marine product and its stable supply to Japan, amid concerns that excessive fishing may deplete it.

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