Journal of Regional Fisheries
Online ISSN : 2435-712X
Print ISSN : 1342-7857
The Multi-function of Fishing Village in Environmental Protection
in the Case of Erimo Town, Hokkaido
Reiko SEKI
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2009 Volume 49 Issue 3 Pages 91-106


The purpose of this article is to reconsider the relation between sustainability and multi-function of fishing village, in the case of Erimomisaki, Hokkaido. Fishers in this village were trying hard to plant desertification eras with trees. This tree planting project was success and the benefit for fishers, increasing sea tangle (Laminaria angustata) and fishing resources, are large. But the other, the increasing seals (P.vitulina) occurred wildlife nuisance. So, Fishers protest against the idea to designate the seal as a precious nature treasure for wildlife protection. Instead of that, they try to live together their own way. Through this case, this article discusses that one of the point to revitalize multi-function is to have own perspective of sustainable community life.

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