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Japan, Russia aiming to start talks on salmon, trout quotas

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"[T]the two nations hope to start the talks this week."

Both? As in, the other guy is going to show up?

I know that hope springs eternal, but I wouldn't sit in an empty conference room for too long waiting for the other guys to show up.

They might be busy doing other stuff; perhaps crouched in a trench in the red dirt not far from Chernobyl . . . for instance.

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I think Japan may have to settle for prohibiting Russian ships from fishing in the Japanese EEZ, Japanese fishing vessels not fishing in the Russian EEZ and be satisfied with the number of fish that can be caught in Japanese waters or imported from Canada and the US.

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They just kick several russian diplomats out not long ago. I doubt Russia will take that kindly. Our government can kiss those quota goodbye.

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Japan pays a cooperation fee to Russia as salmon and trout belong to the country where they were spawned.

And instead of ending that support as part of sanctions about the war they will continue.

Gotta get that salmon.

Add salmon to oil and tobacco to Japan's continuing support of the Russian war effort.

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As usual, we will shoot ourselves in the foot for the good of a certain nation.

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$2 million for some trout quotas a year..... wow.

Meanwhile the EU pays Russia more than ONE BILLION EUROS a day...everyday.

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Japan pays a cooperation fee to Russia as salmon and trout belong to the country where they were spawned.

Geopolitics aside, this is fascinating. Is it international law or a made-up キマリ?

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bout time, let's bring back sanity

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Japan should fish for the salmon within their own EEZ. They should not be paying Russia for anything that they catch within their own EEZ. The JCG needs to protect Japan's EEZ rights by ensuring that Russia does not enter their EEZ and attempt to enforce their own rules.

Japan, stop being jerked around by Russia. They have no intention of signing a peace treaty and they have no intention of returning the four islands they stole after Japan's surrender in WWII.

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Meanwhile the EU pays Russia more than ONE BILLION EUROS a day...everyday.

We can only guess at the scale of Russia's exceedingly good laundromat in Blighty.

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Australian sea farmed Salmon is amongst the best in the world. Sustainable, fresh and healthy.

Ditch Russian fish and buy Australian.

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Norwegian Salmon is best here, generally boneless.

It's farmed "salmon" swimming in it's excrement and the artificial supplements they are fed. Just gross.

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Australian sea farmed Salmon is amongst the best in the world. Sustainable, fresh and healthy.

Lacking a native salmon species due to Australian rivers being too warm for the smelt to survive in the Aussies farm Atlantic Salmon. Here is a description of the process the authors probably think makes their product look good. They can have it. The red color is artificial. The texture of the meat is soft and mealy. It reminds more of catfish than salmon. Fresh wild caught is the only salmon we will eat. The farmed stuff, whether from Norway, British Columbia or Australia, is uniformly disgusting.

https://kb.rspca.org.au/knowledge-base/how-are-salmon-farmed-in-australia/

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Japan is in a unique position to basically cut all ties with Russia, including the asking of Russian Nationals to leave.

One side of me agrees with this sentiment. However, having diplomats on the ground talking to people they encounter every day in the stores they frequent, in the subway or on the bus, in the places they live (because most rent a place out in town somewhere) gives those diplomats a feel for any given situation that are impossible to achieve without having your own people in the country. Meetings with the host nation's foreign ministry staff, their military and political leaders can often give surprising insights into the minds of their leaders. Recently there was a meeting between US officials and a Russian General whom they meet with regularly. The General was asked about Ukraine, which obtw just happens to be where his wife was born. He got very red faced, said it was "depressing" and stalked out of the room without shaking anyone's hands or saying goodbye. Being able to meet the leaders of the host nation, look them in the eyes and speak to them are almost beyond value. That's why you try to keep your embassy open even when you are butting heads with another nation.

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Although the two nations hope to start the talks this week, the attempt by Japan to decide on the quota for its exclusive economic zone could face difficulties

But of course, It will be very difficult today for Japan. May be impossible. May be no quota at all.

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Japan is in a unique position to basically cut all ties with Russia

genious idea!

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Japan is in a unique position to basically cut all ties with Russia

The whole world is. We need to do it now. Quarantine Russia from humanity until they deal with their Putin problem. It will likely be a few generations though, we're in our third generation of quarantining North Korea from the rest of us.

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Olegek, Japan can fish around the islands stolen by russia as they are legally theirs. No need for quotas.

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step one

sanctions and open rusophobia spreaded by japanese gov and MSM

step two

lets talk with Russia about salmon fishing etc some kind of "cooperation"

questions-lets talk about-what?and yes-why?does it makes any sense?

or did i missed anything?

any good ideas?or just another tatemae position?

why should Russia even think to talk with you just about-anything???

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They can have it. The red color is artificial. The texture of the meat is soft and mealy. It reminds more of catfish than salmon. Fresh wild caught is the only salmon we will eat. The farmed stuff, whether from Norway, British Columbia or Australia, is uniformly disgusting.

The fresh Australian Salmon from the cold southern Tasmanian waters are firm in texture and absolutely delicious. Better than any Salmon I was able to get while in Japan. Yet to find better.

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The fresh Australian Salmon from the cold southern Tasmanian waters are firm in texture and absolutely delicious. Better than any Salmon I was able to get while in Japan. Yet to find better.

Ever have fresh wild caught Alaska salmon? The farmed stuff never comes close. And don't make me laugh, Australians have no idea what cold water is. Tasmania has tried introducing salmon to rivers there but they do not survive.

Major problems with fish farms? Oxygen depletion, especially true in Macquarie Harbour, seals and other creatures becoming tangled in the nets and dying, and worst perhaps the amount of fish that has to be caught and turned into meal to feed the salmon greatly exceeds the amount of salmon grown. It is hard to imagine a more wasteful and environmentally degrading practice for growing food than fish farming.

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Russian salmon exports to Japan are Pacific salmon species, neary if not all, Sockeye Salmon. It has nothing to do with Atlantic Salmon which today are mostly farmed. The fish are not interchangable.

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Ever have fresh wild caught Alaska salmon? The farmed stuff never comes close.

When was the last time you ever heard of fresh wild caught Alaskan salmon in Australia? By the time it got there it would be less than fresh. I have never been to Alaska. So no I have never had that.

I have had fresh Australian salmon killed less than 12 hours earlier, put immediately into dry ice, transported and prepared for consumption and the fatty salmon belly is the best there is.

Alaskan wild supply is limited and unsustainable in the same way sea farming is, as that can be expanded.

The waters off southern Tasmania are damn cold and perfect for Salmon farming. Wild caught is often the best, but over fishing the supply and damage to river systems through human interference is inevitable if that was the only supply. Are you suggesting the world stops farming in a sustainable way and rely only on wild caught? They would be extinct in a decade. Farming is not perfect but it is being improved as the practice evolves. Alternatives to fish meal are already being used.

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https://fultonfishmarket.com/blog/atlantic-salmon-vs-pacific-salmon

Interesting read for the difference in price, availability, and taste comparison of Salmons farmed and wild, pacific and Atlantic.

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