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Spearfishing in Japan

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shaneshac

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I have seen a few of the DB members who spear in Japan.

Can someone direct me to the threads as there is a friend of mine going over there for 10 months and he would like to go shoot something whilst out there

Thanks in advance

Shane
 

Mikko

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I think most of the guys here have been US military personel spearing in Okinawa.

If he is most likely going to mainland, things might get hairy a spearing is a bit of a grey area in Japan.

There is a group of spearos in Hokkaido. I had the link to thir site in the past somewhere.

I honestly think that diving in Japan could be very nice and even productive.
However, a Gaijin running about with a speargun is 300% sure to get plenty of attention (incl. local police).

I know for sure that there is at least one professional spearo in Okinawa.

I'm actually pretty interested in this subject myself.

Cheers,
Mikko
 

Ntrik

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As far as I know spearfishing is legally reserved as a means of harvesting fish for professional fishermen only, not for hobbyists.
 

Pepesub

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Hi!

I'm the one who is going to Japan. Thanks Shane for posting it here!

I will live in Kagoshima and I hope to be able to spear there, but I want to be sure that I'm allowed to spear before going there, so that if take there my equipment with me, it will be useful.

Thanks for the info!

Pepe

P.S.: Sorry for my English, but I hadn't written it for years.
 
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