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Japanese Fishermen On the Largest Strike Due to High Fuel Prices

Japanese fishermen are in the largest strike ever in the history of the industry, protesting against the high fuel prices

Japanese fishermen are in the largest strike ever in the history of the industry, protesting against the high fuel prices.

As a result, nearly 400,000 fishermen refused to go to sea, the nation’s 200,000 -strong fishing fleet was stopped.

“Fishermen have exceeded the limits of what they can do on their own, and in the current situation face mounting losses when they set out to catch fish,” the National Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations stated in a press release. It is estimated that fuel now accounts for 25 to 40 percent of the fishermen’s overall expenses.