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No.454 July 5, 2019

It’s a Matter of Perspective: Culture and Ocean Policy

Siri HAKALA
NOAA Fisheries

While the U.S. and Japan are alike in making prodigious efforts for sustainable fisheries, they differ in their actual fishing practices and in the approaches and tools they use for fisheries management. They also share a commitment to making the best decisions possible to protect their resources and peoples, though differences in cultural and ocean policy perspectives persist. Continued efforts towards mutual understanding of each other’s culture and ocean policies, along with exchange programs to foster this, are needed to maintain sustainable fisheries into the future.

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