Fishermen have resumed fishing for winter yellowtail in waters off Ishikawa Prefecture this week as business begins to return to normal in quake-hit Takojima Port.

Activity resumed at the port in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday, thanks to emergency repair work after facilities were badly damaged by the earthquake, which was rated a shindo 7, the highest rating on the seven-point Japanese seismic intensity scale.

Around 600 winter yellowtails were landed at Takojima in the early hours of Monday after the first fishing trip from the port this year.