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About 200 members of a Fukuoka fisheries cooperative association began a sit-in here Wednesday to protest the construction of a second, internal dike as part of a land-reclamation project in Isahaya Bay.

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry plans to build the second dike to create a reservoir and farmland, sparking opposition from fishermen and others who say that if it is built, the tidelands in the bay will never recover.

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