• Short Summary

    Japan and the Soviet Union signed an agreement in Tokyo, May 21, to set Japan's salmon catch quota for this season at 65,000 tons.

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    Japan and the Soviet Union signed an agreement in Tokyo, May 21, to set Japan's salmon catch quota for this season at 65,000 tons.

    Agreement was reached after 103 days of protracted negotiations, and the catch quota is 2,500 tons less than that for last year.

    The same day, May 21, the Japanese salmon fishing fleet left for the fishing grounds amid streamers and fond farewells.

    A total of 410 catcher boats belonging to 12 fishing fleets sailed from Kushiro, a fishing port on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido.

    Though the fleet sailed with an apparent air of joy, Japanese fishing industry experts were despondent over the restrictions, in particular as it affects the volume of experts of canned salmon to world markets.

    The treaty is revised each year. This year, the U.S.S.R. objected to "overfishing" by the Japanese in waters of the North Pacific used by both countries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6QSK0LBV5PLSYZS6Q9HHHNB4Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA6QSK0LBV5PLSYZS6Q9HHHNB4Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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