Aomori Sea Cucumber Fishery Requested to Forgo Fishing in Response to China’s Embargo


TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has begun discharging treated water into the ocean on August 24.

According to Kyodo News, on September 28, the Aomori Prefectural Federation of Fishermen’s Cooperative Associations requested that sea cucumber fishing in October be put on hold due to the embargo on Japanese marine products imposed by China over the discharge of treated water from TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The federation said that the price of sea cucumbers is expected to fall sharply due to a lack of buyers even if they are landed.  According to the federation, in addition to the price collapse, the fishermen’s union decided it was necessary to unite the fishermen’s unions in the prefecture in order to unify the contact point for compensation negotiations with TEPCO. However, some fishing cooperatives, which were preparing to open their fishing season in October, objected to the request, so it was limited to a request.



Aomori Sea Cucumbers

Sea cucumbers from Hokkaido

As you can see, there are differences between Hokkaido and Aomori sea cucumbers. Hokkaido sea cucumbers are characterized by their many spines.


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