Japan falls into line with ban on drift nets

Hadfield, Peter
December 1991
New Scientist;12/7/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1798, p13
Reports that Japan has finally agreed to a moratorium on drift-net fishing on the high seas. Why Japan agreed to this; The United States pressure on Japan; Other countries that are expected to follow this moratorium.


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