Hiromitsu Ito, left, 53, oyster fisherman, and Yuki Miura, 23, fisherman apprentice, work on their boat after harvesting oysters from one of their oyster farms in Ogatsu town, Miyagi Prefecture. Ito lost his home, his fishing boats, and his oyster beds, following the 2011 tsunami just after he had taken out a loan to begin oyster processing. Ito and his business partners used funds from the membership fees to help fishermen get back up and running. They are also training newcomers like Miura, a fisherman apprentice, hoping to keep the industry alive.© Japan Today
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