In the sea off the coast of Esashi in the Okhotsk region, where the drift ice has already left, the Esashi Fisheries Cooperative has begun work on developing the scallop fishing grounds. They are h...
Oct. 20, 2021
In the Southern Hokkaido town of Esashi, a movement has begun by an Esashi volunteer group to elevate a local tree into a town symbol. The tree is a giant Japanese beech situated within national forestland in the town. The giant tree has two major branches pointing upward on the left and right, resembling a yokozuna (highest ranking sumo wrestler) performing the dohyo-iri (sumo ring-entering ceremony). The volunteer group wants to talk with the relevant governmental organizations and make this tree into a new popular spot for the town.
Drift ice floating south in the Sea of Okhotsk reached the shores of the town of Esashi in the Soya region of northern Hokkaido for the first time this season on January 17, seventeen days earlier than last year.
Jan. 21, 2021
Esashi Fishery Cooperative Union in the northern Hokkaido fishing town of Esashi has launched their first website introducing the fishing industries centered on scallops, aki-sake salmon, and horsehair crab and efforts to protect the bountiful natural environment. It is offered in English and Chinese as well.