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UMITO NARIWAI Workshop – Sensho Region, Hokkaido Part 1

UMITO NARIWAI Workshop – Sensho Region, Hokkaido Part 1

About UMITO NARIWAI Workshops

UMITO Partners organizes customized workshops for fishers and fisheries cooperative association staff, aiming to achieve sustainable fisheries from both the perspectives of nurturing marine resources and supporting the livelihoods (“nariwai” in Japanese) of fishing communities. Workshop participants learn about examples of sustainable fishery practices and, through group work facilitated by UMITO Partners staff, take an objective look at their own local fishing industry and uncover explicit challenges their region faces. Participating fishers are provided opportunities to brainstorm together potential initiatives that can be taken within their own fishery communities to ensure a thriving ocean and a sustainable fishery livelihood.

Fishers and staff from 3 fisheries cooperative associations (Hamanaka, Akkeshi and Konbumori) participated in Part 1 of a two-part UMITO NARIWAI Workshop on November 26, 2022.


  • Future-oriented fisheries case studies
  • Understanding consumer and market trends
  • Objective view of your local fishing industry
  • Envisioning your ideal fishery and fishery community
  • Identifying challenges of your local fishing industry
PARTNER Kushiro Branch, Hokkaido Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations
Hamanaka Fisheries Cooperative Association
Akkeshi Fisheries Cooperative Association
YEAR 2022-2023


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