Wakkanai Fishing Port and the Markets

Roaming about Wakkanai City and coming to the Wakkanai Fishing Port.

 Wakkanai Fishing Port.

Wakkanai Fishing Port.

Busy fishing port of Wakkanai.

Busy fishing port of Wakkanai.

Squid fishing boats in the fishing port of Wakkanai.

Squid fishing boats in the fishing port of Wakkanai.

Kelp fishing in the nearby

Kelp fishing in the nearby

Fishermen were fishing (gathering) seaweed near. They dry the seaweed and make “kombu” that is an important foodstuff for Japanese cuisine.

Small fishing boat and young fishermen

Small fishing boat and young fishermen

I asked the young fishermen and took the pictures of them. They said. Fishery’s very hard work, but It’s fun.” They looked so happy.

Marine Research Vessel

The upper photograph is the marine research vessel, it’s called “The Hokuyo Maru.” The ship was just about to set sail for the north sea.

I moved to seafood markets nearby. There are two markets in the neighborhood.

Wakkanai Port Market and North Market

Wakkanai Wharf Market and North Market

Inside of the Wharf  Market

Inside of the Wharf Market

They are dealing with fresh seafood, crabs and scallops.

They are dealing with fresh seafood, crabs and scallops in the Wharf Market.

Inside of the North  Market

Inside of the North Market

Live crabs are in the blue aquarium, North Market.

Live crabs are in the blue aquarium, North Market.

They are dealing with fresh seafood, various crabs, scallops, sea urchins, atka mackerel and etc.

They are dealing with fresh seafood, various crabs, scallops, sea urchins, atka mackerel and etc.

I left the markets in Wakkanai City for the ferry bound for Rebun Island.

Flowers in Wakkanai City.

Flowers in Wakkanai City.

Flowers from Wakkanai

Flowers from Wakkanai

 

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