Conflicts Between Pleasure Boats and Fishing Boats at Marinas in Japan

by Takeo Kondo, Nihon Univ, Funabashi, Japan,
Akio Kuroyanagi, Nihon Univ, Funabashi, Japan,
Yoshikazu Ooishibashi, Nihon Univ, Funabashi, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: World Marina '91


At present, some half of the marinas operating in Japan have conflicts of various kinds relating to the navigation of pleasure boats. This study discusses the findings of a study on 365 marinas on the state of these conflicts as of 1990 and recommends future measures to alleviate these conflicts. The marine activities which are most likely to cause conflicts with pleasure boats in the use of sea area are firstly commercial fishing, followed by marine motorbikes (jet ski), sports fishing, wind surfing, navigation by cargo vessels, sea bathing and diving in that order. The areas where conflicts mainly tend to occur are firstly near the mouth of a marina, followed by the 5.0km radius area from a marina and then the 1.0km wide zone along the nearby coast. In addition, such problems as engine noise, illegal parking due to the insufficient provision of parking spaces and the generation of a huge volume of waste also occur in the surrounding grounds of a marina. The measures taken by marina management bodies to solve these problems are also reported here.

Subject Headings: Water-based recreation | Ports and harbors | Small craft | Water pollution | Ships | Seas and oceans | Parking facilities | Japan | Asia

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