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Japan Spear Fishing - 日本 やり釣

monchan

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Aug 15, 2007
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Tottori city, Japan
I just tell them I am only catching fish, and if they still argue I tell them to call the coast guard. Where I live bands are not allowed either
but the CG here does not care, and always just talk to me, take my car number and tell me the fishermen are wrong to say I can not go in the water.
It is everyones ocean. Some used to get angry with me, I just be polite, tell them I am doing nothing wrong and if they dont like it call the CG.
They are all pretty used to me now.
We do get a quite a few people doing the wrong thing and taking what they shouldn`t, so the harsh reaction is somewhat expected.
Do your best to explain what you are doing.
 
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I watched a few YouTube. videos on Japan and Japanese history during the covid lock down. I found this one by Paolo from Tokyo helpful understanding why people may be reluctant to test if spearing is permitted in an area. It is also a useful and sobering warning to visitors to follow the rules and laws, or else risk facing "hostage justice" - unavoidable real prison time for minor offences.

 
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