Fishermen in Fukushima


From now, our worry is the problems for successors. If an unexpected fish (*an unexpectedly polluted fish) is found in the future, the young generations will really suffer, especially those in the fishing industry. Really. It’s a life-or-death matter.” said a fisherman in Fukushima Prefecture.

The fishery in Fukushima was severely damaged by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. There was a catch limit for a while. Since then, fishermen have been making a lot of effort such as conducting their own radiation measurements while conducting test operations. Just as restrictions have finally been lifted, but…

The words of fishermen tell their anguish.

The government’s report concluded that releasing the processed (but still contaminated) water at the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the air or ocean “realistic” option. Mr. Nozaki, chairman of the Fukushima Prefecture Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations, strongly opposes the idea.

Please listen to their voices.

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