Small-scale Fisheries in Japan
Environmental and Socio-cultural Perspectives
This collection of essays brings together a range of critical approaches, from varying disciplinary backgrounds, to provide an in-depth overview of the past and current status of small-scale fisheries in Japan. The book attempts to map out some of the major themes relating to community-based fisheries-management systems, environmental sustainability, lottery systems for allocating fishing spots, fishing livelihoods, local knowledge, social vulnerability to environmental hazards, socioeconomic factors affecting small-scale fisheries development, history of destructive fishing practices, women’s entrepreneurship in the seafood sector, traditional leadership systems, religious festivals, and power relationship between local communities and government agencies. The aim of this book is then to provide a comprehensive and multifaceted analysis of the cultural richness of this fishing sector, which still plays a key role in the broad academic debates focused on the potential small-scale fishery trajectories within the context of global scenarios.
Folk religion • Practice • Japan • Blast fishing • Folk event • Aquaculture • Small activity • Invisibilisation of difference • Satoumi • Restoration of eelgrass beds • Demography • Tsunami • l fishing • Fishing regulation • Festival management • Utilising local fish • Women fishery entrepreneurship group • Reconstruction • Map of fishing areas • Disaster • Leadership • Public participation • Sanriku • World War II • Sixth industry • Power • Yaeyama Archipelago • Oyster culture • Low value fish • Fishing community • Ritual power • Fisheries • Festival • Multilateral function • Anthropology of power • Processing and selling • ‘Unsellable’ fish • Lottery • March 2011