Environmental Economics, Culture, and Negotiation in the Coastal Sea

Takahiro Ota, Katsuki Takao, Takuro Uehara, Keito Mineo, N. Obata, Kenichi Nakagami, T. Yoshioka, Ryo Sakurai, Takeshi Hidaka, Satoquo Seino

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In fishing villages in Japan, a maritime nation, depopulation and the super aging phenomenon are proceeding rapidly, which is an unprecedentedly serious situation. To consider conservation and maintenance of coastal zones as not only an issue for fishermen, who account for 0.2% of the Japanese population, but an issue for all Japanese people, it might be effective to socially realize the concept of Satoumi, by aiming to cooperate with local residents. The Japanese term, Satoumi, refers to coastal zones that have sound bioproductivity and biodiversity through human activities, which are composed of five elements. Three factors support the conservation and revitalization of coastal zones: material circulation, ecosystems, and communication. The other two facilitate the realization of Satoumi: the field of activities and the executors of this activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Coastal Management in the Japanese Satoumi
Subtitle of host publicationRestoring Estuaries and Bays
Number of pages63
ISBN (Electronic)9780128130605
ISBN (Print)9780128130612
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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