Japan to introduce tough penalties for tuna violations

Japan’s Fisheries Agency is preparing to introduce penalties for violations of planned restrictions on Pacific bluefin tuna fishing by local fishermen in 2018.

The Japan News reports that in response to international calls for stronger management of tuna stocks, the agency aims to enhance the effectiveness of tuna fishing controls by establishing a system for punishments such as fines and imprisonment for violators.

The decision was announced at a recent meeting of the Liberal Democratic Par…

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