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Coastal Area 16403 Matsudashi, Oguri

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Relevant municipalities
Area (km2) 56

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Selected by experts for its high productivity

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These shallow waters are located off the coast of Fukui Prefecture. The natural reefs located near the boundary between the shore zone and offshore zone are large natural reefs (Matsudashi, Oguri) making up part of the Echizen bank chain, forming a steep precipice at which the water depths range from 300 m to between 10 and 20 m at the shallowest. Upwelling currents arise from this sea-floor form, with abundant biota. For this reason it is known as one of the best fishing spots in the Sea of Japan and is highly productive. In these waters live Pacific bluefin tuna, a subject of international concern regarding decreasing resources (Coastal Oceanography Research Committee of the Japan Oceanographical Society of Japan, 1985; Japan Fisheries Agency, 2002).

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Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) -
Rate of natural coast (%) -
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Hippoglossoides dubius (Flathead flounder)[Sp]
Trichiurus japonicus (Largehead hairtail)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Scomber japonicus (Chub mackerel)[Sp]
Pagrus major (Red seabream)[Sp]
Todarodes pacificus (Japanese flying squid)

* This is the species list of which meet the criteria. In that matter, this list does not include all species that inhabit the individual area.
Abbreviation in the information is as follows.
[Br/Ne] : Adjacent water of breeding area or nesting site
[Sp] : spawning area
[Ad] : species not used for analysis but add to the list because inhabit information was collected later
[Ex] : species used for analysis but considered to be possibly extinct in the EBSA region (area)
No mark : data of species distribution


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