Jellyfish sea


We visited a seafood market in Japan. There was a tremendous variety of products presented and packaged with incredible care. Much of this is caught in the Japanese sea by flotillas of ships fishing day and night in fleets of a hundred or more boats.

But this variety is under threat. We learnt in Japan that the sea of Japan has changed and now grows more and more jellyfish - jellyfish that fill the fishermen’s nets and damage fish stocks with their toxic sting.

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We were not able to find what has caused this plague of jellyfish and would be very interested to hear from anyone reading this if they know why the ecosystem of the sea of Japan has changed.

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