Midori Ippai Project Activities LINE 364Alien Fish Species Removal Fishing Event 2019 November 2, 2019 NTT West Shiga Group
On November 2, 2019 (Saturday), a total of 33 participants from NTT West Shiga Group, including employees and family members, took part in the "Alien Fish Species Removal Fishing Event 2019" at Otsu City, Omi-Maiko.
Lake Biwa is the largest lake in Japan that occupies about one-sixth of the prefecture's land area. Offering a relaxing view to the people by taking on different expressions throughout the four seasons, the magnificent Lake Biwa, together with the beautiful landscapes by the lake as represented by the scenic spots such as the "eight views of Lake Biwa" and "eight views of Omi," have continued to captivate a lot of people.
Also, more than 1,000 species of living things grow inside and around the lake, many of which are native species such as Biwa trout and seta clams. Although the number of alien fish species, as represented by black bass and bluegill, has been declining in recent years, their presence still poses a threat to this abundant ecosystem.
For this reason, the activity aims at preventing the reproduction of alien fish species that greatly affect the growth of the native fish species inhabiting Lake Biwa since ancient times. Marking the ninth round this year, alien fish species are removed through fishing activities to help protect the existing ecosystem.
It was a fine autumn day that was ideal for fishing on the day of the event. With fishing rods in their hands, participants patiently aimed for black bass and bluegill under the clear sky.
Thanks to the effort of all the participants who communicated with each other, those who are beginners or not familiar with fishing received advice from those with extensive experience, and a total of 33 alien fish were caught on this day, which contributed to the effort to hand down the bountiful ecosystem of Lake Biwa to future generations.
NTT West Shiga Group will continue to actively engage in volunteer activities to help conserve the bountiful nature and biodiversity at Lake Biwa and other areas while working together with members of the local community.
- Organizing companies
NTT West Shiga Branch
NTT Business Solutions Kansai Branch
NTT Marketing Act Kansai Branch
NTT Fieldtechno Kansai Branch
NTT Business Associe West Kansai Branch
NTT Business Front Kansai Branch
Denyukai Shiga Subdivision
- Shiga Prefecture, Otsu City, Omi-Maiko (Otsu City, Minami-Komatsu)
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