Areas of Focus

China

In addition to accounting for ⅓ of the world’s seafood production, China as a country consumes more seafood than the next 10 countries combined. Ensuring sustainable Chinese fisheries and aquaculture at this scale will be no easy task.

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Japan

Few countries in the world are more important to the future of the global fisheries and the sustainability of global seafood supplies than Japan. Bottom line, sustainable fisheries will not be possible without Japan playing a constructive role.

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Korea

Perhaps overshadowed by the enormity of Chinese fishing capacity, or Japan’s international reputation as the primary seafood consuming region in Asia, Korea still produces and consumes more seafood than most any country on earth.

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Russia

An enormous player in the global seafood market, Russia is one of the world’s top ten producers of wild fish. It is also a vitally important region for the future of sustainable seafood.

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IUU

East Asian countries like Japan, China, Korea, and Russia’s Far East are major hubs of seafood production, trade, and consumption. Loopholes and IUU hotspots in these Asian supply chains create risk and allow IUU product to enter the regional Asian and global marketplaces, negatively impacting the entire seafood industry.

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Tuna

Tuna, one of the highest valued and most sought after species, is seeing record global catches, but tuna continues to face sustainability challenges without collaborative international management.

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