Despite many other sites saying that the fish off the coast of Fukushima are contaminated, research conducted by ???? has concluded that the fish are not contaminated. Funny thing about this declaration is that they provide no information about who did the testing, and how the testing was conducted, and even what the results of the tests were. But, rest assured that you can believe what that the fish are free of any contamination because there is a special sticker on the fish saying so. I guess that there was a surplus amount of donation money from the “whaling research” for the “research fishing”.
Research fishing to commence off Fukushima coast
The decision was made at a meeting of the heads of local associations, members of the Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations, on May 29.
If no problem is found regarding radioactive substances, the Fukushima fisheries group will resume fishing on a trial basis in September off the northern prefectural city of Soma, and sell the catch.
Fishing off Fukushima Prefecture has been suspended since the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was damaged by a large tsunami on March 11, 2011.
Research fishing will be carried out in waters more than 150 meters deep that are more than 30 kilometers northeast of the nuclear plant.
Fishermen will catch “mizudako” and “yanagidako” octopuses and “shiraitomakibai” shellfish, which were found to be free of radioactive substances in past surveys, for about a month. The catch will then be tested for radioactivity after being taken ashore and then again after being boiled.
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Fukushima octopuses back on the market
SENDAI — Octopuses caught off northern Fukushima Prefecture were auctioned Monday at the Sendai City Central Wholesale Market, marking the first time since the nuclear disaster erupted in March 2011 that seafood from the area has been marketed outside it.
|Back on the block: Retailers signal their bids for boiled octopuses from Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, at the Sendai City Central Wholesale Market Monday morning. KYODO|
Last month, fishermen in Soma started test marketing their catches within Fukushima. Monday’s auction of 250 kg of octopus and shellfish caught off the port fetched bids 10 percent higher than average, a gesture to congratulate the return of seafood from the prefecture.
The octopuses all carried certifications issued by the Fukushima Prefectural Fishermen’s Association that declared them free of radioactive contamination.
Soma fishermen had stopped going after local catches after the March 11, 2011, disasters struck. They tentatively resumed harvesting octopuses and shellfish 16 months later.
“The octopuses from Soma are sweet and tasty. Products from Fukushima are finally back on the market, and we’re going to do our best to sell them as part of the reconstruction effort,” said Takashi Suzuki, one of the Sendai retailers who attended the bidding.