On the 20th, in preparation for the drifting of a large amount of pumice stones, fishing boats could not enter and leave Miyakejima, Tokyo, where an oil fence was installed, and anglers and others were disappointed.

Oil fences at all five fishing ports on Miyakejima

On the 20th of Miyakejima, oil fences were installed at all five fishing ports on the island in response to a simulation that a large amount of pumice stones may be washed ashore in the Izu Islands of Tokyo.

The installation of the fence prevented ships from entering and exiting the fishing port, so the local fishermen's cooperative has decided to take a break from fishing for 21 to several days.

The influence is also on the popular fishing on the island, and the shops that have fishing boats have to cancel the reservation.

A man in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, who stopped fishing on a fishing boat, said, "I can't help it because it's a natural disaster, but I'm sorry I was looking forward to it. I want to revenge when the pumice stones are gone."

Kentaro Seki, the manager of the hotel "Kairaku", which has a fishing boat, said, "Many customers come to the island looking forward to fishing on a fishing boat, but it is really hard because I have to decline from here. The future movement of pumice stones I'm worried. "

The sandy beach of Miyakejima Pumice drifts and spreads

On the sandy beach on the east side of Miyakejima, where NHK's interview team confirmed the drifting of pumice stones, drifting was confirmed in a wider area than on the 21st and 20th.  

On the 20th, there were streaks of brown pumice stones about 15 meters on the beach, but on the morning of the 21st, it stretched over 100 meters from one end of the beach to the other.

Also, on the 20th, I could not see it floating on the surface of the sea from the sandy beach, but on the 21st, pumice stones were solidified and floating.