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Fukushima crisis new blow to Japanese fishermen’s hopes

Fumio Suzuki, a third-generation fisherman, sets out into the Pacific Ocean  every seven weeks. Not to catch fish that he can sell but to catch fish that can  be tested for radiation. Fishermen like 47-year-old Suzuki now wonder whether they ever will be able to  resume fishing, a mainstay for many small rural communities like Yotsukura, 45  kilometres (30 miles) south of the Fukushima plant. His son has already moved  on, looking for work in construction. [email protected] 08:33