February 22nd local time, the Federation of Fungural Fisheries Associations of Fukushima Prefecture (FFI) in Japan, during an experimental fishing off-waters off Fukushima, detected radioactive caesium from groupers about 8.8 kilometers offshore. At present, the fishing of this fish has been stopped for market.
According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) on the 22nd, Tōdian regularly randomly inspects fish in the sea area and monitors their radioactive content.
During the experimental fishing on that day, the Prefectural Fisheries Federation caught radioactive caesium in a 24-meter-deep fishing ground about 8.8 kilometers offshore from the shore of Shinjicho, Samima Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture.
Grouper of According to the report, the results of the sampling test found that every 1 kilogram of grouper contains 500 becklers of caesium, which is more than the Japanese national standard of 100 becklers.
According to the report, the annual production of grouper in the coastal area of Fukushima last year was three tons, less than 1% of the total production in that area.
At present, the County Fisheries Federation has stopped grouper from entering the market until Japan’s atomic disaster response headquarters confirmed that the fish no longer has safety hazards.
On March 11, 2011, the March 11th East Japan Earthquake hit Japan, causing a huge tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear disaster, killing tens of thousands of people.
Although large-scale fishing off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture was stopped after the nuclear spill accident, pilot fishing for specific species in some sea areas began in June 2012, and the captured fish had to pass the radioactive material test before they could enter the market for sale.
According to the report, this is the second time after two years off the coast of Fukushima, radioactive substances have been found in fish again exceeding the standard.
Marine fish with radioactive material exceeding the standard found in the waters of Fukushima, Japan.
February 23rd – On the 22nd local time, Japan’s Fukushima Prefectural Fisheries Federation said that a marine fish caught off the county detected radioactive caesium that exceeded the standard by five times.
This is about two years later, and radioactive material from fish caught off the coast of Fukushima was found to exceed the standard again.
For safety reasons, the Fukushima Prefectural Fisheries Federation has stopped the listing and sale of such marine fish.
According to Japan’s Daily News on the 22nd, local fishing groups caught the sea fish in waters about 8.8 kilometers from Shinjichi, Fukushima Prefecture.
After testing, it was found that the radioactive caesium content in its body was 500 becklers per kg, while Japan’s standard for the content of radioactive substances in food was not more than 100 becklers per kg.
In October 2019, Fukushima Prefecture caught a marine fish with radioactive material exceeding the standard, and then completely stopped the market of fish products.
After continuous experimental fishing and testing, the Fukushima Fish Federation resumed the market sale of all fish products since February 2020.