by R Yamamoto
The “Master of Shimanto river” is an another name of “Akame”. Its scientific name is Lates japonicas.
Description & Taxonomy
First,“Akame” is 1m long. Secondly, they are named “akame” in Japanese which means “red eye.” This comes from their eyes shining red in the dark when light is reflected. Their face is similar to perch. We can fish for it in Cape Asizuri in Kochi. Finally,they are kind of perch. There are some kind of them. For example “Baramandy”which lives in southeast Asia. Taiwan and Australia “Nile pearch”and “Pseud Akame”
Range & Ecology
“Akame” live in Japan only.In especially,West Japan. Their fry live in water-weed and eating water-insect. And when they grew up,they can lap ocean and river some level, starting eat fish.
Use & Conservation
“Akame” is usually cooked into sashimi and salty baked fish. And they are popular for target of fishing. However their unusual size has led to over fishing. As a result, their number are decreasing.
If we continue over hunting to them,”Master” may disappear. It is duty for us to protect unusual creature. And I like fishing very much. So I want to fishing Akame. I heard we can fish Akame in Cape Asizuri from person of Kochi. Two weeks after, we will have a summer vacation. So,I think I will go Cape Asizuri for fishing Akame.