INFOFISH feature article with Dr. Yinji Li: Umigyo in small-scale fisheries in Japan 

In a recent feature article with INFOFISH, TBTI Japan coordinator Yinji Li cautiones against the fisheries legislation that emphasize economic efficiency and threaten the sustainability of small-scale fisheries. She argues for the need to embrace the principle of Umigyo as a way to revitalize Japanese coastal communities and fishery systems.

TBTI Japan launches a TD committee

TBTI Japan has launched a transdisciplinary committee for a small-scale fisheries white paper project, which will be officially released during the Small-Scale Fisheries Regional Symposium for Asia Pacific in April of 2024. The first committee meeting was also featured in the Fisheries Daily on Nov 28, 2023.

A good book discussing small-scale fisheries

    TBTI Japan e-book “In the era of big change: essays about Japanese small-scale fisheries” was recently introduced in the Suisan-Keizai Daily News (January 21, 2021), an established newspaper delivering latest news on Japanese fisheries. With a headline “A good book discussing small-scale fisheries,” the article showcases the book, noting how its release marked […]

Governing in an uncertain time: the case of Sakura shrimp fishery, Japan

Known as the “Jewel of Suruga Bay,” Sakura shrimp has long been an important fishery that supports the economy of the local communities in Suruga Bay, Shizuoka, Japan.

Not so small after all

In the past two months, I have had an opportunity to speak to the Japanese public regarding small-scale fisheries issues as well as regarding Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) and Vulnerability to Viability (V2V).