2015 Volume 55 Issue 2-3 Pages 19-35
This study examined the significance and the possibility of fishermen or Fisheries Cooperative being engaged in a large-scale aquaculture, through an example of Kamisaki-ura in Minamiise-cho.
Our interview revealed that Bluefin Mie, a first bluefin tuna culture company established by Fisheries Cooperative, indirectly, but not directly contributes to the local fishery through purchasing seeds, paying the culture ground fee and strengthening the competitive power against private companies
Questionnaire and choice experiment to red seabream farmers suggested there is low probability for small firms to upsize through sharing boats or establishing a joint company in Kamisaki-ura. It has to be preceded by the partial cooperation such as sales activity and standardization of a finishing process.