March 16, 2013
Interview with one of the hosting fishing families of the "Now, Here Project," Mr Abe Kazuhiro (49) from Fukkiura, Oshika Peninsuka, Ishinomaki, who is specialised in Oyster Farming!
Peace Boat has recently launched the "Now, Here Project", inspired by the worldwide WWOOF movement.
February 11, 2013
Peace Boat's Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre's ongoing projects in 2013.
September 19, 2012
Mr Paul Bilney first came to Ishinomaki all the way from Australia in April last year soon after the disaster struck, and is a veteran international volunteer.
August 9, 2012
Efforts to support the fishing community reviving their sea squirt farming.
July 23, 2012
A new voluntary project was launched in May in the Oshika Peninsula to paint fishing good luck symbols on storage containers.
June 15, 2012
Interview with a participant in the experience and exchange programme launched in 2012 for interaction between volunteers and local fisherfolk.
June 11, 2012
The 'Funakoshi Ladies' famously make and sell necklaces and cellphone straps made from the local specialty, Ogatsu Stone.
April 9, 2012
A volunteer's experience during the first fishing experience programme held in Sudachi/Fukiura, Ojika Peninsula.
February 7, 2012
The new project, “Volunteer Experience Fishing in Ishinomaki” mainly focuses on “exchange and experience,” rather than the provision of labour for the harvest.
February 5, 2012
Volunteers are active helping to collect scallop shells to use for the cultivation of oysters to help the local fishing industry recover.
December 27, 2011
Peace Boat activities to support the local fishing industry in the Ishinomaki area were carried out in 16 coastal locations in Ogatsu and the Oshika Peninsula, on 160 days in 2011.
November 24, 2011
Many factories and industries affiliated with fisheries suffered serious damage in the tsunami, and relief to support the recovery of the fishing industry is now going on.
October 28, 2011
A volunteer team from the Malaysian Association of Youth Club (MAYC) spent five days in Ishinomaki between 18-22 October.
October 6, 2011
This report follows Cleaning Team Assistant Director Ichijo Kenji, who has been in Ishinomaki since March 21 and is responsible for debris clearance and home cleaning activities.
September 9, 2011
Peace Boat first met Mr Nakazato on July 2 at the Ogatsu Recovery Market. He is a fisherman in Funakoshi, a small village of 320 people before the disaster where the tsunami destroyed most homes.
July 10, 2011
Upon request of local fishermen, Peace Boat is now supporting the rebuilding of livelihoods through gathering fishing equipment that was dispersed and damaged by the tsunami.