17th Japan-China Joint Committee on Fisheries to be Held
1. The 17th Japan-China Joint Committee on Fisheries will be held in Xiamen, People’s Republic of China on November 24.
2. This committee meeting will be attended on the Japanese side by Mr. Noriyuki Shikata, Deputy Director-General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Shigeto Hase, Deputy Director-General, Fisheries Agency, and others; and on the Chinese side by Mr. Xianliang Zhang, Director-General, Bureau of Fisheries and Fishery Law Enforcement, Ministry of Agriculture, and others.
3. This Committee was established based on the Japan-China Fisheries Agreement and is convened every year in principle. At the 17th Committee discussions are scheduled to take place on operational conditions for fishing operations within the exclusive economic zone of each country in the 2016 fishing season, resources management in the provisional measure waters, and soon.