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Islanders adopt their own coral reef rules

National Aug 2, 2007

Islanders adopt their own coral reef rules

About 50 environment-minded residents of the Shiraho district on Ishigaki Island — whose livelihoods depend on marine life — have taken the initiative in trying to save endangered coral reefs through their own conservation measures. "The coral reef is rapidly becoming emaciated. The number of ...

Sea changes are trouble for fisheries

National Aug 4, 2006

Sea changes are trouble for fisheries

The sea off Wagu, a port in the city of Shima, Mie Prefecture, used to be rich in abalone, but the seaweed they fed on has disappeared. And changes to the marine environment are hurting the pearl business. "Lots of abalone used to be taken. ...