Japan's seafood exports to China continued to fall sharply in October from a year earlier.
Shipments plunged after Beijing suspended imports of Japanese marine products in August, in response to the release of treated and diluted water into the ocean from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
The Japanese fisheries ministry said marine product exports in October totaled 25 billion yen, or about 170 million dollars, down 28 percent from last year.
Shipments to China dropped more than 80 percent. Japan didn't export any scallops, which used to be a main export item.
China had been the biggest buyer of Japanese seafood until last year. Fishery operators here are now looking for other markets.
Japan's exports to the United States grew 18 percent year-on-year in yen terms, led by a rise in scallop shipments, while exports to Vietnam jumped by 27 percent, lifted by brisk trade in tuna.
The fisheries ministry plans to invite importers from countries including Canada and Singapore to visit sites in Japan starting this month. Officials will also launch a support base in the US for Japanese exporters on Tuesday.