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Photo Journal: Catch of the day


A fisherman shows off a salmon caught on Oct. 15, 2016, in the Kido River in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, as salmon fishing began in the area. Fishermen gathered the same day to catch salmon measuring around 60 centimeters in length using two nets stretched across the river. An evacuation order covering the area in the wake of the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant was lifted in September last year. Over the past five years while the evacuation order remained in place, hardly any fry could be released into the river. As a result, last year's catch in the area stood at about 8,500 fish -- far fewer than former catches of around 100,000 that were the largest in the Japanese mainland. Most of the fish will be used to produce eggs, and the salmon that hatch will be released next spring. (Mainichi)

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