Japan regrets about banning driftnetting of salmon in the exclusive economic area of Russia, said the General Secretary of the Japanese government, Yoshihide Suga.
"It is extremely regrettable," said he.
yesterday with the same statement expressed the Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan Fumio Kishida, reports RIA " Novosti ". The Russian President Vladimir Putin on 1 July signed a law banning drift net fishing in the exclusive economic area of Russia from 1 January 2016. First it was claimed that, if Russia will impose a ban on drift-net fishing, the Eastern areas of Hokkaido will lose 25 billion yen (about 203 million). Some of the reviewers on the Japanese Islands believe that environmental arguments for the ban are only a pretext, in reality It is retaliatory measures against Russia imposed by Japan on penalties in connection with the situation in Ukraine.