Of the worlds 100 largest seafood companies, Japan is the most represented country. Yet, between 2010 and 2019, wild catch has been in decline in the country, as has the output of aquaculture and import of seafood.
Is there overfishing in Japan?
Overfishing. Japan is the worlds largest consumer of bluefin tuna. Surging consumption in the country and overseas has led to overfishing of the species, with experts warning it faces possible extinction.
Is fishing a big industry in Japan?
The Japanese fishing industry generated an output of approximately 4.2 million tons in 2019, down from 4.4 million tons in the previous year. The production volume of fisheries and aquacultures in Japan has been fairly stable over the past decade, with a slight downward trend.