JAPAN: Marine Products Demand Down; Industry Organizations Demand Support
At the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Fisheries Joint Board of Directors, fisheries groups such as JF-ZENGYOREN (National Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations), and the Japan Fisheries Association, strongly requested support for damages attributed to the new coronavirus pandemic, according to Suisan Keizai Shimbun.
Hiroshi Kishi, President of JF-ZENGYOREN, said, "The national demand for marine products has fallen by about 30% on average due to shipping restrictions and sluggish consumption in the consuming market. For instance, demands notably decreased are sea snails in Hokkaido by 70 percent...
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