Akimichi, Tomoya. Territorial regulation in the small-scale fisheries of Itoman, Okinawa

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

Title: Territorial regulation in the small-scale fisheries of Itoman, Okinawa

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. 89-120 p. ill.

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

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 Fishing (226); Real property (423);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a case study of territorial rights in the small-scale inshore fisheries of the southern Okinawa county of Itoman. Akimichi examines the variables outside of formal regulations that impinge on territorial rights. He focuses on one kind of fishing called AMBUSHI or stake netting. Stake nets are a v-shaped net with a basket at the bottom of the 'v'. Fish are funneled into the basket by the ebb tide. In the past, this type of fishing was the exclusive domain of one descent group (MUNCHU). Ambushi fishermen meet once a year to decide use rights and resolve disputes. Prior claim is honored and ambushi fishermen stake out claims to reserve sites. Nets must not overlap and in some cases fishermen must ask the permission of neighboring fihermen. Yields are unpredictable due to typhoon effects, recovery cycles, spawning season, etc. Akimichi also looks at fixed net fishing, which competes with stake netting.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. ac07-006

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. 116-119)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1979-1982

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 Ethnographer-4,5

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). 1980-1983

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ryukyuans


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