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Activity Reports

Announcing A New Project! “Experiencing Fishing in Ishinomaki -Harvesting Wakame Seaweed-”

February 7, 2012

More than 10,000 volunteers were involved in fishing support activities carried out for 160 days last year.
While collecting fishing equipment and removing mud, Peace Boat was also able to actively provide assistance for aqua-farming looking ahead towards this year and beyond.

Wakame seaweed was aspect of this report.

We have received the good news that the wakame seaweed grown in the sea of Ishinomaki over the past 3-4 months will be able to be harvested !
So,  we would like to invite volunteers to harvest this together.

The first such programme will be held in Sudachi/Fukiura, Ojika peninsula.

The new project, “Volunteer Experience Fishing in Ishinomaki” mainly focuses on “exchange and experience,” rather than the provision of labour for the harvest. This including spending time together with local fishermen, sharing a homemade dinner on the coast, and and experiencing gill nets.

And, thanks to the kindness of the local community, volunteers in this project will be hosted and stay in the village itself.

(※This project will be held with a small group of volunteers as the capacity of fishing village is limited at a time.)

Going out to sea on a fishing boat provides a totally different view of the scenery.
And, staying in a fishing village allows volunteers to get to know the fishermen and local residents directly, rather than just working together in the field..

What can we do to provide support? It is important to do more than just one-time support or volunteering.

Through this programme, you can exchange with the fishermen,experience the sea as it is now, and consider the future of the fishing together.

※ To participate in this programme, in addition to 1000 yen (for the bus transportation),  volunteers will be asked to donate at least 10,000yen to be used directly for reconstruction of the beach areas.
Please click here for more details. (* Please note that you must speak Japanese in order to participate in this project.)

※ The second programme is planned to be held in Ogihama, and the third in Kobuchihama.