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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Arrived back in Taiji in December and my first morning at 4:30AM, found me at the Kii Katsuura fish market....the largest tuna fish market in Japan.  As the tuna population decreases in the ocean...the larger adult tuna are becoming harder to find and now seeing an increase in juvenile tuna being brought in for auction. The tuna are becoming smaller and smaller forcing the fishermen further and further away from Japanese waters.  These fishermen work so hard, leaving port around 1AM and 2AM. 

 I have to wonder if  the collapse of the tuna fishing industry will not put more pressure on the already dwindling dolphin populations.

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