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Japan’s squid industry in crisis amid record low catches

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Desdemona Despair

By Danielle Demetriou
21 January 2019

TOKYO (The Telegraph) – Grilled, raw, stewed, dried, fermented, fried: squid has long been consumed with abundance in Japan, appearing in countless everyday dishes.

Now, however, Japan’s long-running love affair with squid is in danger, with growing reports that catches this season have hit a record low, causing prices to soar.

A drop in volumes of squid caught by Japanese fisherman has been attributed by experts to a combination of overfishing and rising sea temperatures due to climate change.

One region hit particularly hard is Hakodate on Japan’s northernmost island Hokkaido, a so-called “squid town” which has long enjoyed nationwide fame as a hub for all things squid, in particular the popular Pacific flying squid.

Despite peak squid fishing season normally taking place from June to January, as many as 90 per cent of Hakodate’s 20-strong fleet of squid fishing vessels have remained in port since October due to record low catches, according to Kyodo news agency.

“There’s no squid,” Toyoji Sato, of Hakodate, who has been fishing squid for more than 50 years, told Kyodo. “This is the first time I’ve ended fishing this early. Fuel costs are also high, so if I take my boat out I just sink deeper into debt.” […]

The statistics in Hakodate paint a particularly bleak picture of a squid industry in decline: fishermen reportedly caught 61,000 tonnes of Pacific flying squid in 2017, marking a 13 per cent drop compared to the previous year – and less than 30 per cent of the total squid catch 10 years earlier. […]

Yasunori Sakurai, professor of Fisheries Sciences at Hokkaido University and chair of the Hakodate Cephalopod Research Centre, has been warning fishermen about the potentially dangerous impact of climate change on Japan’s squid population for nearly two decades.

Speaking to Reuters last year, he blamed the decline of squid on climate change resulting in a cold snap in waters where squid traditional spawn and rising temperatures in the Sea of Japan to where they migrate. [more]

Japan’s squid industry in crisis amid record low catches



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    • wheeties

      climate change eh you moron–where i live we have “climate change” 4 times a year you idiot–the seas around Japan have a huge decline in all types of sea life–FUKEASHIMA you fool–you dump a shett load of radioactive crap in the waters around you things are gonna die!!

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