Miyazaki's Fish Industry

Miyazaki Prefecture is located in the southeastern part of Kyushu, and is a land of myths and legends, described as Himuka no Kuni in the Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan) and Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters). The coastline is 398 km long, and the northern part of the prefecture is active in purse seine fishing, aquaculture, and small tuna longline fishing, while the central part of the prefecture is active in small tuna longline fishing, ship towing net fishing, and pole-and-line fishing. The southern part of Miyazaki is active in bonito pole-and-line fishing and tuna longline fishing.

Miyazaki features the largest catch of inshore bonito and tuna in Japan.

Seasonal fish

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

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