The Eastern Japan Great Earthquake on March 11, 2011 collapsed fisheries in the region completely.
In the course of history, Japan has experienced numbers of natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, and, at each time, overcame the hardships brought about by such calamities. Given the size and scale of the disaster this time, it might take a considerable length of time for restoration, but I believe Japan will certainly overcome the difficulties -- and has no other way than doing so.

For the restoration of fisheries in disaster areas, we may have to aim at building up new fisheries using high technology developed in various fields in Japan, giving greater consideration than ever to sustainable utilization of fishery resources and conservation of the marine environment. That would be a way to respond to the goodwill of the people from many parts of the world who have conveyed their heartfelt sympathy to the victims of the disaster.