The Yomiuri ShimbunThe supply outlook for traditional autumn foods is not good, as recent poor catches of saury and salmon continued this year and farmers struggled with small fruit and vegetable harvests due to the lack of sunlight. Typhoon No. 18 also damaged agricultural products when it swept across Japan.
The port of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, traditionally receives a large volume of saury from fishermen, making it one of the major ports of this kind in the Sanriku coastal area. But while the saury catch usually begins in late August, this year there had been no catch landed at the port as of mid-September.