delegation from Japan will visit the III Global Fishery Forum in St.
Petersburg on 10–11 July 2019.
Officials and representatives of industry associations from one of the main
fishing nations in the Asia-Pacific region will take part in business programme
The role of
fishing in the economic development of the Japanese city of Kushiro will be
discussed by its Mayor, Hiroya Ebina, at the roundtable “Fisheries: social
dimension as a factor in the development of territories”.
Japan’s major fisheries associations will also attend the Global Fishery Forum
2019. Among those planning to come are Sekiichi Kanai, member of the Board of
Directors of the Japan Deep Sea Trawlers Association and President of Kanai
Gyogyo; Seiji Haraguchi, Executive Director of the Hokkaido Trawl Fisheries
Cooperative Federation; and Shigeki Himori, Managing Director of the Kushiro
For the third year
running, Japan has been a participant in the Global
Fishery Forum and International Exhibition of Fish Industry, Seafood and
cutting-edge developments presented at previous exhibitions always attracted a
lot of attention from visitors.
The Land of the
Rising Sun actively cooperates with Russia in the sphere of fishery, including joint
management of aquatic bioresources within the framework of international
commissions (the North Pacific Fisheries Commission, or NPFC), scientific and
technical cooperation. Russia and Japan have concluded agreements to counter
IUU fishing and the two countries also provide each other with fish and
shellfish quotas in their national waters and conduct joint scientific
expeditions every year.
“Japan is one of
our key partners in the Northeast Pacific; the fisheries sector is very
developed there and plays a huge role in the economy and national food security,”
said Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia and Head of the
Federal Agency for Fishery. “We are interested not only in modern Japanese fish
production and processing technologies, but also in the experience of
organizing fishery clusters and developing coastal areas,” he added.
In addition to
Japan, representatives of other Asia-Pacific countries are planning to participate
in the Forum and Exhibition.
The III Global Fishery Forum and
International Exhibition of Fish Industry, Seafood and Technology (Seafood Expo
Russia) will be held in St. Petersburg from 10 to 12 July 2019. The venue will
be the ExproForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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