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Environmental changes threaten Japan’s cormorant fishing legacy

Temperatures in the Nagara River have risen, delaying the spawning period of the ayu by a month. Cormorant fishing master, known as usho, Youichiro Adachi, 48, poses for a picture with his cormorant, before cormorant fishing or ukai, on the Nagara River in Oze, Seki, Japan. Cormorant fishing master, known as usho, Youichiro Adachi, 48, poses for a picture with his cormorant, before cormorant fishing or ukai, on the Nagara River in Oze, Seki, Japan. [Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters] Published On 15 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2023 Cormorants have been a constant presence in Youichiro Adachi’s life, and when he was young, he cried whenever one of his family’s birds died. Now 48, Adachi still cares deeply for his birds, drawing them out of their baskets each morning and stroking their long necks to confirm their health and maintain a bond. “For me, cormorants are my partners,” he said.https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2023/11/15/environmental-changes-threaten-japans-cormorant-fishing-legacy

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  • Esther Wanjiku

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    This is not looking good at all

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    • mercy nduta

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      Much is needed to revert such conditions to normalcy.

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        • CHRIS NGATIA

          31 w

          We are the cause of climate change and we are the ones to bear the consequences and we are also the ones who have the solution

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        • Gorffly mokua

          31 w

          Climate change threatens everyone of us, and the only solution is us!💚

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          • walter lungayi

            31 w

            It is unfortunate to hear that Japan's cormorant fishing legacy is being threatened by environmental changes. It is a cultural heritage that should be preserved and protected. It is important for us to take action to address the environmental changes that are affecting this tradition so that it can continue to be enjoyed by future generations.

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            • Munene Mugambi

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              It's sad that such a long standing legacy is threatened by climate change.

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              • Princess

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                It's disheartening to see environmental changes jeopardizing Japan's cormorant fishing tradition. Preserving cultural practices and addressing environmental concerns should go hand in hand for a sustainable future.

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