Japan's seafood exports to China fell sharply in August. The drop was due to Beijing's restrictions, which were implemented over the release of treated and diluted water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
The Japanese fisheries ministry says shipments for the month fell to 3.6 billion yen, or about 24 million dollars. That's down almost 66 percent from a year earlier.
Exports of key items such as scallops and sea cucumbers plunged.
China suspended imports of Japanese seafood on August 24. The move was in protest of Japan's release of the treated water that started on the same day.
Before the water is discharged into the sea, it is diluted to reduce tritium levels to about one-seventh of the World Health Organization's guidelines for drinking water.
China is the largest importer of Japanese seafood. Tokyo is planning to seek alternative export destinations to lessen the blow.