Akimichi, Tomoya. Historical development of territorial rights and fishery regulations in Okinawan inshore waters

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The Historical Development Of Territorial Rights And Fishery Regulations In Okinawan Inshore Waters

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The Biophysical Context Of Okinawan Fisheries

The Socio-economic Context Of Okinawan Fisheries

The Administration Of Japanese Fisheries By Central And Local Governments

Fisheries Rights

Fishing Licenses

The Distribution Of Rights And Licenses

The Evolution Of Sea Tenure And Inshore Fisheries Rights In Okinawa

Direct Transfer Of Fisheries Rights By The Feudal Government

The Definition And Codification Of Village Sea Territories

First Period (1907–1940)

Second Period (1964–1974)

Third Period (1974—present)

Customary Use And Entry Rights

Entry Rights During The First Period (1907–1940)

The Regulation Of Fishing Technologies

Net Fishing (figs. 8–10, Table 5)

Drive-in Nets

Lift Netting

Gill Netting

Fixed Nets

Beach Seines

Cast Netting


Spear Fishing


Dugong Netting

Squid Jigging

Collection Of Benthos

Sea Cucumber ( Holothuria Spp. And Stichopus Spp.)

Sea Urchin (tripneustes Gratilla)


Sea Snake (laticauda Semifasciata)


Takasegai (tectus Niloticus) And Hirosegai (t. Pyramis)

Chōsen Sazae Or Chōgai (marmarostoma Argyrostoma)

Yakōgai (lunatia Marmorata)

Shakogai (tridacnidae)

Koyasugai Or Takaragai (cypraeidae)

Miscellaneous Shellfish

Seaweed Harvesting.

The Contemporary Role Of Okinawa Prefecture In Fisheries Administration

Complete Prohibitions

Size Limitations

Closed Areas

Closed Seasons

Limitations On Fishing Gear

The Contemporary Role Of Fisheries Cooperative Associations

Seasonality Regulations For Fishery Operations

Limitations On Entry


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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Historical development of territorial rights and fishery regulations in Okinawan inshore waters

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Senri ethnological studies -- no. 17

Published By: Original publisher Senri ethnological studies -- no. 17 Suita, Osaka, Japan: National Museum of Ethnology. 1984. 37-88 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Tomoya Akimichi and Kenneth Ruddle

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Okinawans (AC07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Topography and geology (133); Fauna (136); Fishing (226); Real property (423); Cooperative organization (474);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an historical study of small-scale fisheries in Okinawa's rich and diverse inshore environment. The warm northward flowing Kuroshio Current supports an extensive system of coral reefs off of Okinawa's West Coast, which is home to many fish species. The authors examine the changes over time in ecology, regulations, markets, technology, and sea tenure. Since Japan's annexation of Okinawa in 1879, the fisheries have been tightly regulated and the authors focus on the key regulatory institutions, the Fisheries Co-operative Associations (FCA). On the plus side the localized FCAs permit micro-adjustments to change, on the downside, they preclude any regional fisheries policy, which could regulate the potentially adverse impact of one FCA policy on another.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ac07-005

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 84-88)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document Not Specified

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnographers-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 2000

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1870-1983

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Okinawa, Japan

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ryukyuans


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