E Minamata disease Q&A

5. Mercury & Minamata Bay

Q5: What kinds of fish are there in Minamata Bay?

A5: There are many kinds of fish caught in Minamata Bay, including, mullet, rockfish, black sea bream, horse mackerel and hairtail.

In addition to the above, there are black rockfish, little tuna, sand borer, bastard halibut, octopus and squid, as well as coral that grow naturally.
During the "Minamata Bay Fishing Contest" that has been held annually at the end of November since 1997, the catch includes black sea bream, mullet, sea bream, spotted shad, and sand borer.