Fishing allowed again off Fukushima coasts

Original story from FIS Australia September 27, 2013

Trial fishing operations have been resumed by fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture, after being banned last month due to huge amounts of radioactive water leak from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Some twenty-one trawlers finally set off on 25 September from Matsukawaura port, bringing back five tonnes of seafood which included squid and octopus, the newspaper Asahi Shimburi reported.

The product which passes the official sampling inspection will be sent to several different markets, including Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market.

Fukushima Prefecture has been regularly conducting tests on radioactive cesium levels in local seafood since April, 2011, one month after the accident took place in the nuclear plant as a consequence of the earthquake and tsunami.

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