Fish Catches

2010-12-8 | Economy |
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Fish Catches hokkaido aomori iwate miyagi akita yamagata fukushima ibaraki tochigi gunma saitama chiba tokyo kanagawa niigata toyama ishikawa fukui yamanashi nagano gifu sizuoka aichi mie shiga kyoto osaka hyogo nara wakayama tottori shimane okayama hiroshima yamaguchi tokushima kagawa ehime kochi fukuoka saga nagasaki kumamoto oita miyazaki kagoshima okinawa
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Fish catches based on the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries' Statistics on Fishery and Aquaculture Production.
The MAFF's Statistics on Fishery and Aquaculture Production indicates the amount of fish cathes by marine fishery, marine aquaculture, inland water fishery and inland water aquaculture. Here, the total has been calculated. Inland water refers to rivers and lakes, which is why there are fish catches in prefectures with no access to the sea.

Fish catches will be sorted in descending order by clicking "Desc" in the table. Hokkaido is ranked first. The fising industry is strong in Hokkaido which is surrounded by the sea and has loang coastlines. It has close to four times the amount of fish catches in Miyagi, ranked second. According to the statistics on fishing method and fish species, the almadraba method of fishing (using fixed nets) is popular in Hokkaido, and many salmon, trout, cod, Atka mackerel and scallop are caught.

In Miyagi, ranked second, one-third of its fish catches are by aquaculture, where oysters, scallop and seaweed are cultivated. Other prefectures in northern Japan besides Miyagi, such as Aomori and Iwate are also ranked high. The Sanriku where the Black Current and the Oyashio Current meet is one of the world's three greatest fishing grounds, resulting in the boost in the amount of fish catches in northern Japan.

Nagasaki is ranked third by the amount of fish catches but is ranked second after Hokkaido according to the amount per 100 thousand population. Although its area is only 1/20 of Hokkaido, its coastline is about the same as Hokkaido and thus has an abundance of seafood. In Nagasaki, the purse seine method of fishing is popular, and many horse mackerel, sardine and Spanish mackerel are caught.

Other prefectures such as Miyagi, Shizuoka and Kagoshima that are bases for deep-sea fishing are also ranked high.


RankPrefecturesFish CatchesStandard
Amount per 10000
SortDesc  AscDesc  AscDesc  AscDesc  Asc
1Hokkaido1,292,552 ton2,379.95 ton82.15
2Shimane142,154 ton2,024.99 ton76.02
3Nagasaki265,360 ton1,899.50 ton73.86
4Kochi99,021 ton1,329.14 ton64.01
5Aomori172,082 ton1,289.00 ton63.32
6Saga98,467 ton1,172.23 ton61.31
7Iwate146,378 ton1,130.33 ton60.58
8Miyazaki121,892 ton1,088.32 ton59.86
9Miyagi247,079 ton1,061.34 ton59.39
10Ehime143,567 ton1,021.83 ton58.71
11Mie184,491 ton1,006.50 ton58.45
12Tottori57,045 ton986.94 ton58.11
13Kagoshima151,450 ton901.49 ton56.63
14Ishikawa75,126 ton648.20 ton52.26
15Shizuoka203,186 ton545.76 ton50.49
16Ibaraki157,647 ton537.86 ton50.36
17Oita62,614 ton531.53 ton50.25
18Kagawa49,011 ton497.57 ton49.66
19Hiroshima129,618 ton456.40 ton48.95
20Kumamoto78,467 ton435.69 ton48.59
21Toyama46,112 ton428.55 ton48.47
22Tokushima28,467 ton369.70 ton47.45
23Wakayama26,372 ton269.38 ton45.72
24Fukushima46,658 ton239.76 ton45.21
25Chiba147,203 ton237.73 ton45.18
26Okinawa32,228 ton227.76 ton45.00
27Yamaguchi31,909 ton224.71 ton44.95
28Hyogo116,035 ton208.77 ton44.68
29Fukui14,630 ton184.03 ton44.25
30Fukuoka93,654 ton184.00 ton44.25
31Okayama33,778 ton175.02 ton44.09
32Aichi101,060 ton135.78 ton43.42
33Niigata31,534 ton135.34 ton43.41
34Akita8,308 ton79.12 ton42.44
35Yamagata7,023 ton61.55 ton42.14
36Tokyo68,970 ton51.86 ton41.97
37Kanagawa42,724 ton47.06 ton41.89
38Kyoto11,546 ton44.12 ton41.83
39Osaka18,329 ton20.71 ton41.43
40Yamanashi910 ton10.74 ton41.26
41Gifu1,785 ton8.70 ton41.22
42Nagano1,825 ton8.60 ton41.22
43Tochigi1,022 ton5.15 ton41.16
44Shiga587 ton4.15 ton41.14
45Gunma375 ton1.89 ton41.11
46Nara20 ton0.14 ton41.08
47Saitama5 ton0.01 ton41.07
Average4,791,353 ton376.39 ton
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