The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Japan Conference of Underwater Education (JCUE)

Minamisanriku fishing ground survey

Activity grant

Project Description

Cooperating with Minamisanriku's Fishery Division to conduct an underwater survey of fishing grounds heavily damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and assess the impact of the tsunami on the ecosystems in these areas. The results of this research will be shared with fisherpeople and fishery divisions and will contribute to the resumption of the fishing industry (particularly near-shore fishing)

Marine resources/food
Grant year
FY2011 Activity Grants
Grant term
10 months
June 2011 - March 2012
Grant amount
4,796,600 yen
Activity region
Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Conducting an underwater survey at a Minamisanriku fishing ground

Overview of the Organization

Yasushi Yamanaka, Chairman
Yasushi Yamanaka, Chairman
Establishment purpose
JCUE aims to contribute to society through activities such as promoting diving technology that can be enjoyed safely, leveraging the advantages of direct underwater observation for conservation activities, and raising awareness of life-saving and rescue methods.
Main areas of activity
Shizuoka Prefecture, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
15 part-time staff members, 112 full members
Annual operating budget
1.48 million yen in 2008, 1.51 million yen in 2009, 1.72 million yen in 2010
WEB site
Recent activities
  • (1) Holding seminars on safely observing the underwater environment
  • (2) Holding educational seminars on the marine environment
  • (3) Participating in research on water rescue methods
  • (4) Research, promotion, and awareness-raising regarding life-saving and rescue methods
  • (5) Holding seminars for people involved in underwater safety education
  • (6) Various ventures aimed at revitalizing regions through diving
  • (7) Researching and participating in research regarding safe diving
  • (8) Researching and participating in research regarding the safety of diving equipment
  • (9) Activity promoting the use of the sea in a way that is appropriate to the region it is located in
  • (10) Environmental conservation based on underwater observation
  • (11) Researching and participating in research on cutting edge diving equipment
  • (12) Any other activity that is thought to contribute to acheiving JCUE's three articles of incorporation