2011 Volume 79 Issue 6 Pages 387-392
Koi breeding is one of the basic industries in the Higashiyama area of the Ojiya City and the Old Yamakoshi Village in the mountainous area. Koi breeding ponds, which were the production infrastructures of breeding Koi were struck by the Mid-Niigata Prefecture Earthquake in 2004. The actual conditions of disaster restoration of breeding ponds were surveyed in the S settlement in the Higashiyama area. The findings are as follows: The Small-scale Disaster Restoration Project (In Japanese “Tezukuri-tanaoshi-tou-shien” Project) and the Comprehensive Small-scale Disaster Restoration Project (In Japanese “Kinkyu-tezukuri-tanaoshi-tou-sougou-shien” Project) created by the government of Niigata Pref. made a significant contribution to the restoration of the small scale plots. However the issues of complication of the project's application procedure etc. should be improved. By the management scale and the state of moving out from the settlements in Koi breeder, a large number of ponds used by the small scale moving out breeders were left unrestored. Moreover, some in the class closed their business. It could be necessary to build the restoration apartment block closer to the original settlements in the mountainous area.