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 100000 Population
SortDesc  AscDesc  AscDesc  AscDesc  Asc
1Hokkaido1,473,149 ton26,447.92 ton82.27
2Nagasaki328,200 ton22,587.75 ton76.25
3Aomori242,174 ton17,212.08 ton67.87
4Miyagi384,516 ton16,383.30 ton66.58
5Shimane118,893 ton16,264.43 ton66.40
6Iwate218,502 ton16,019.21 ton66.02
7Kochi114,898 ton14,692.84 ton63.95
8Ehime172,331 ton11,868.53 ton59.55
9Saga99,928 ton11,633.06 ton59.18
10Mie201,083 ton10,718.71 ton57.76
11Tottori59,971 ton9,995.17 ton56.63
12Miyazaki102,863 ton8,999.39 ton55.08
13Kagoshima153,221 ton8,856.71 ton54.85
14Ibaraki195,645 ton6,589.59 ton51.32
15Ishikawa66,637 ton5,695.47 ton49.93
16Shizuoka202,954 ton5,339.49 ton49.37
17Oita63,088 ton5,244.22 ton49.22
18Fukushima104,485 ton5,054.91 ton48.93
19Kumamoto92,397 ton5,054.54 ton48.93
20Kagawa50,725 ton5,042.25 ton48.91
21Toyama47,027 ton4,251.99 ton47.68
22Hiroshima118,884 ton4,137.97 ton47.50
23Tokushima31,818 ton3,977.25 ton47.25
24Wakayama38,470 ton3,775.27 ton46.93
25Yamaguchi50,175 ton3,404.00 ton46.36
26Chiba192,935 ton3,163.91 ton45.98
27Okinawa33,300 ton2,425.35 ton44.83
28Fukui17,613 ton2,158.46 ton44.42
29Fukuoka101,699 ton2,011.45 ton44.19
30Hyogo100,029 ton1,789.75 ton43.84
31Aichi119,154 ton1,618.94 ton43.57
32Niigata37,177 ton1,545.82 ton43.46
33Okayama27,955 ton1,431.39 ton43.28
34Akita12,550 ton1,119.54 ton42.80
35Tokyo104,478 ton818.92 ton42.33
36Yamagata8,373 ton698.92 ton42.14
37Kanagawa56,900 ton640.77 ton42.05
38Kyoto13,355 ton506.83 ton41.84
39Osaka20,500 ton232.64 ton41.41
40Yamanashi1,241 ton141.51 ton41.27
41Nagano2,158 ton98.99 ton41.21
42Gifu1,688 ton80.23 ton41.18
43Tochigi1,283 ton63.70 ton41.15
44Shiga788 ton56.45 ton41.14
45Gunma580 ton28.77 ton41.10
46Nara27 ton1.92 ton41.05
47Saitama95 ton1.34 ton41.05
Average5,585,912 ton4,371.82 ton
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