Salmon landings in Hokkaido in 2016 are the lowest in three decades
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Hokkaido Shimbun] Japan Reports January 31, 2017
The number of salmon caught in Hokkaido in 2016 plunged 29.4% from the previous year to 23.4 million fish, according to the survey by the Hokkaido District Fisheries Coordination Committee. The figure represented the lowest level in 28 years.
The lackluster performance has been blamed on the poor migration of four-year-old fish as well as the impact of the typhoons last summer.
Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check.
Salmon season in Hokkaido ordinarily begins in autumn.
Last season opened at a slow tone. In addition the time of setting nets largely delayed mainly on the Pacific side...
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