Roles of Fishing Ports and Communities in Use and Control of the Sea

  • S. Sakai
Conference paper


Japan is the island country which is made of 3,900 islands of various sizes. Its sea area is far larger than the land area. Along the coast there exist about 4,000 ports and 7,000 fishing communities which have taken part in use and control of the sea through fishery since old times.

These fishing ports and communities have played important roles in spatial use of the sea, in effective use, maintenance and control of living resources and in succession of sea culture.

The aim of this report is to analyze functions of fishing ports and communities in terms of use and control of the sea and thus to clarify that in the future fishing ports and communities will have to play more important roles in a system of use and control of the sea.


Fishing Community Fishing Ground Japanese People Artificial Reef Fishing Vessel 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Sakai
    • 1
  1. 1.The Japanese Institute on Fishing Ports and CommunitiesAkasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107Japan

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