This paper discusses local ﬁshery demands of the wholesale market in the future. The approach is from the point of view of the distribution system because the portside wholesale market is a common entity in all the local ﬁshery areas. In addition, it plays an important role in proﬁt improvement of the ﬁshery, coastal ﬁshing community promotion, and the role will be becoming more important in the future. Note that the method of analysis is arranged based on the review or prior research.
This paper describes the effects of fish food dissemination and sales promotion on stagnant consumption of fishery products. The case study is fishery high school demonstration sales activities, food education activities, and fresh-ﬁsh e-commerce using ICT technology.
The analysis results were as follows. The host side found that demonstrations at stores and events expected the effects of retail support. Another fresh-fish e-commerce distribution was providing downstream retail support and upstream customer information. Fresh-ﬁsh e-commerce distribution has suggested the possibility of new seafood distribution. However, in order to stimulate demand, the passion of the people involved must resonate with the consumer.
This paper outlines the research method of geography on fishing village and fishery, and introduces the case of fishing village promotion from geography. The first case study is the development of local cuisine around “Heshiko” (Processed Fishery Product) in Mihama-cho, Fukui Prefecture. It is that the activities of the pioneers and women’s groups are important. The second is the preservation of the fishing village landscape and the conversion of tourism resources from “Funaya” (Fishery House) Ine-cho, Kyoto Prefecture. In 2005, Funaya settlement was designated as an important traditional buildings preservation area, and the number of tourists increased. In two cases, rationality is clarified by appropriately changing the space-time scale. Such geography research methods are effective in understanding the new utilization of regional resources.
We conﬁrmed the shortage of youths and licensed mariners in ﬁshing boat ﬁshery against the background realities of ﬁshing villages and ﬁshery. We indicated that ﬁshing villages suﬀering from continuing depopulation and aging are losing their abilities due to the outﬂow of young workers, and that fishery managements depend on foreign workers to reduce labor cost and secure a young and stable labor force. We indicated that the shortage of licensed mariners is due to this dependence on foreigners, and that it also aﬀects the maintenance of equipment and the inheritance of skills. Based on these ﬁndings, we mentioned the necessity to improve work environments and to construct a sustainable industrial structure in ﬁshery from the viewpoint of employed workers.
This article aims to elucidate economic development in the Senkaku Islands that centered on ﬁshing for nearly a decade prior to their territorial incorporation into Japan in 1895. Analysis of primary materials discovered recently through the “Research Report on Archives of Senkaku Islands,” commissioned by the Office of Policy Planning and Coordination on Territory and Sovereignty, Cabinet Secretariat, some of them still undisclosed, revealed that (1) Japan had engaged in the economic development of Senakaku islands even before the Meiji government incorporated them into Japan; (2) during this process, Okinawa Prefecture recognized the need for regulation of fishery and appealed to the government for incorporation of the islands; and (3) as other countries did not raise any objection, the government determined that the islands were unclaimed and incorporated them into Japan.
In the fishing village where local fishery and tourism were connected, fishery and tourism have interdependence relations. However, for the problem of the decrease in marine resources of the ﬁshery, for a problem of the low-priced competition rigidiﬁcation of the visitor unit price of tourism, both gave each response. Capturing “the point of contact” of both as new tourism resources, this study sets the creation of tourism resources becoming the point of contact of fishery and tourism, and the consideration of the way as a research theme. About the maintenance of the interdependence of relationships, it was conﬁrmed that a traditional ﬁshery to be inherent in resource management and it existed as intangible tourism resources.