Aosa Seaweed Ready for Harvest in Fukushima Prefecture City

Aosa Seaweed Ready for Harvest in Fukushima Prefecture City

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri Shimbun

13:43 JST, April 3, 2024

Underwater racks of aosa seaweed are ready for harvest in the Matsukawaura seaside lake in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture. Many racks of the blueish-green seaweed, a specialty product of the city, were lost following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, and shipping was suspended until 2018 due to the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The production volume of aosa is about a quarter of what it used to be before the disaster, but the surface area used by the racks is gradually returning to former levels. The harvest continues through April.



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