FILE PHOTO: A view of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after it started releasing treated radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, seen from the nearby Ukedo fishing port in Namie town, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, Aug. 25, 2023.
FILE PHOTO: A view of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after it started releasing treated radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, seen from the nearby Ukedo fishing port in Namie town, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, Aug. 25, 2023. REUTERS/Tom Bateman/File Photo

No increase in aid for Fukushima-affected fishing industry

Japan's industry minister said the government had no plan to substantially boost funds aimed at helping the fishing industry hit by reputation damage from the release of teated water.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's industry minister said on Wednesday the government had no plan to substantially boost funds aimed at helping the fishing industry hit by reputation damage from the release of treated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The government currently has two such funds worth 80 billion yen ($547 million).

($1 = 146.1700 yen)

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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