“Yonpachi Gyojo” was named to wish for the future that we would be able to eat delicious fish.
In November 2006, the U.S “Science” journal reported that natural fish and shellfish would extinct by 2048 based on the results of 4 years research.
According to it, one third of the fishery resources are in a serious condition, and the rate is decreasing significantly. However, many Counties have not dealt this issue properly. The cause is said to be over-fishing. With Japanese current system,fishermen try to catch the fish at the soonest (called the Olympic system fishing). They are doing deep sea trolls with smaller fish nets and fishing with round haul nets to end up catching the fingerlings as well. As a result, smaller and unpopular fish are being thrown out to the sea or being sold very cheap as baits. Although fishermen are aware of this issue, they are forced to do so due to financial reasons. To solve these, rules are needed to be revised.
In Norway which employs ITQ system, for example, fishermen efficiently manage to catch only the adult fish, using a comfortable large fishing ship.
We are hoping to contribute in sustaining sea resources by providing fresh fish through connecting fishermen, who practice single-hook fishing and fixed netting to preserve sea environment and think upon fish’s growing speed.
We wish that we would be able to eat delicious fish after 2048! The restaurant “Yonpachi Gyojo” was named with this wish.