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Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries 2008: Policies and Summary Statistics

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This publication describes major developments affecting fisheries in OECD countries in 2004, 2005 and 2006, including changes in national and international policies, trade, and fisheries and aquaculture production. This edition contains a special chapter on Foreign Direct Investment in OECD fisheries.

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Japan

Fisheries production (including marine fisheries, inland-water fisheries and aquaculture) has decreased in quantity since 1989. Production amounted to 5 775 794 tons in 2004, which decreased to 5 720 603 tons in 2005 (a fall of 1%). The value of fisheries production in 2003 was JPY 1 546 billion (around USD 13.33 billion). It increased slightly to JPY 1 565 billion (around USD 14.27 billion) in 2004.

The number of fishers has been continuously decreasing and is now 26% lower than in 1994 (312 890). More precisely, the number of fishermen in 2004 was 230 730, 3% lower than 2003. Japanese male fishers over 65 years old accounted for 34% of the total male fisher population in 2002, 13% higher than ten years ago. The ageing of the working population over the past decade is remarkable.

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