Small-scale Fisheries in Japan
Environmental and Socio-cultural Perspectives
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This collection of essays brings together a range of various critical approaches, to provide an in-depth overview of the past and current status of small-scale fisheries in Japan. Covering different aspects of environmental, economic and cultural dimensions, 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 and nature 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.
Multilateral function • Festival • Fishing community • Invisibilisation of difference • Public participation • Lottery • Disaster • Map of fishing areas • Aquaculture • Satoumi • Japan • Yaeyama Archipelago • Low value fish • Sixth industry • Blast fishing • Oyster culture • Practice • Utilising local fish • Demography • Anthropology of power • Reconstruction • Festival management • Folk religion • Tsunami • Folk event • ‘Unsellable’ fish • Ritual power • Leadership • Small activity • Women fishery entrepreneurship group • Processing and selling • Sanriku • Restoration of eelgrass beds • Fishing regulation • Fisheries • March 2011 • World War II • l fishing • Power