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Historical development of territorial rights and fishery regulations in Okinawan inshore waters

Senri ethnological studies (17) • Published In 1984 • Pages: 37-88

By: Akimichi, Tomoya, Ruddle, Kenneth, Kokuritsu Minzokugaku Hakubutsukan.

Abstract
This is an historical study of small-scale fisheries in Okinawa's rich and diverse inshore environment. The warm northward flowing Kuroshio Current supports an extensive system of coral reefs off of Okinawa's West Coast, which is home to many fish species. The authors examine the changes over time in ecology, regulations, markets, technology, and sea tenure. Since Japan's annexation of Okinawa in 1879, the fisheries have been tightly regulated and the authors focus on the key regulatory institutions, the Fisheries Co-operative Associations (FCA). On the plus side the localized FCAs permit micro-adjustments to change, on the downside, they preclude any regional fisheries policy, which could regulate the potentially adverse impact of one FCA policy on another.
Subjects
Topography and geology
Fauna
Fishing
Real property
Cooperative organization
culture
Okinawans
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Asia
Sub Region
East Asia
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Ethnographers-4
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 2000
Coverage Date
1870-1983
Coverage Place
Okinawa, Japan
Notes
Tomoya Akimichi and Kenneth Ruddle
Includes bibliographical references (p. 84-88)
LCCN
82641261
LCSH
Ryukyuans