Fisheries are grouped into 2 major categories:
① 漁業（gyogyo, fisheries）
Those who have finished three years technical training in Japan successuflly don’t have to take tests. They can engage in any work in category ①.
For example, if you engaged in squid jigging as a trainee, you can engage in gill net fishery as well as squid jigging.
② 養殖業（yoshokugyo, Aquaculture）
Those who have finished three years technical training successuflly in Japan don’t have to take tests. They can engage in any work in category ②.
・Either direct employment by farms or temporary employment by dispatching companies
・The term of temporary employment by dispatching companies should be longer than 6 months
・9,000 workers in total for 5 years
Those who have finished technical training in fishery in Japan for three years do not have to take tests (skill or language).
・Will be prepared for each category above
・Will be given in Japanese (with hiragana, katakana and kanji with reading)
・Will be given up to 3 times per year outside Japan
・Will be given in Japan too
・Will start within 2019
・May be given by CTB (computer based testing)
・Will check 2 points
②performance (those who have experience for more than 3 years don't have to take performance test)
1. The following people cannot take the skill test in Japan:
* students expulsed by schools
* trainees who ran away
* refugee applicants
* current trainees
You can choose ① or ② below:
①Japanese language check test (new and for all fields)
・CBT (Computer based testing)
・Given about 6 times oper year
・Given in and outside Japan (countries yet to be decided)
・Will start in autumn 2019
・Focus more on listening and speaking than on reading and writing
② JLPT N4 or above
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
Based on "Operation guidelines" dated 2018/12/25, posted on HP of Ministry of Justice
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