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A protest by a group of fishermen Tuesday blocked a government plan to resume a land reclamation project in Isahaya Bay that has been suspended for almost a year.

The group of some 30 fishermen from Fukuoka, Nagasaki and Kumamoto prefectures began their protest at around 8 a.m. at the floodgate in Takaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, where the government planned to build on the western portion of the reclaimed land, which is now dry enough for agricultural activity.

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