Seaweed farm dead in Hachinohe city / Rotten and blighted / Fisher “Haven’t seen such a damage”



Cultivated seaweed such as kelp or wakame are massively dead in the coastal area of Hachinohe city Aomori prefecture.


The local fishery cooperative state most of the cultivated seaweed has been blighted, rotten, whitened since the end of this March.

The production of last year was approx. 2,790 t but it is assumed to be less than 1/3 this year.


A few of the local fishery cooperative’s members say it might be due to the heavy rain and snow until this March, however they comment there hasn’t been such a damage before.


You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.


Français :

Mort des algues cultivées le long des rivages de Hachinohe : pourri et moisi / un pêcheur : “jamais vu des ravages de cette ampleur”


Les algues cultivées comme le varech ou le wakame meurent en masse le long de la côte de la commune de Hachinohe dans la préfecture d’Aomori.

La coopérative locale de pêche affirme que la majeure partie des algues cultivées ont pourri, moisi ou blanchi depuis la fin de mars dernier.
La production de l’an dernier était d’environ 2 790 T mais on s’attend à moins du tiers pour cette année-ci.

Quelques membres de la coopérative locale de pêche déclarent que ça peut être du aux fortes pluies et à la neige qui ont perduré jusqu’en mars mais ils ajoutent qu’ils n’avaient jamais vu ça de tels dégâts à ce point-là jusqu’à présent.

Vous pouvez lire ceci parce que nous avons survécu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

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April 2014