On May 21 and June 18, approximately 140 people from NYK’s Nagoya branch and its group companies including Asahi Unyu Kaisha, Ltd. participated as volunteers in seaweed-bed restoration activities on Sakushima Island in Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture.
The participants pulled out eelgrass* with its roots from areas where eelgrass was growing in clusters, placed it in hemp pots, and replanted the pots in areas where eelgrass was not growing. The activities by local volunteers have been practiced every year since 2002 to restore the abundance of the sea. This was the first time for NYK Group companies to participate.
NYK donated 3 million yen last February to Nishio City to support the activities on Sakushima Island in the Mikawa Bay area, where many vessels enter and leave port.
We will continue to actively engage in marine environmental conservation and biodiversity preservation.
Volunteers from NYK and its group companies
Distributed in the temperate and subarctic zones of the Northern Hemisphere, eelgrass is a seagrass that plays a major role in purifying seawater, supplying oxygen, and providing a home for a wide variety of sea life.
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