Japan

Launched: 2022

Top 5 Members

Members

Onna-son Village

Benthos Divers

Diving+Snorkelling

active

Address:

481-2 Seragaki

Onna, Kunigami District

Contact info:

benthos.info

[email protected]

08039900401

D.S. Archangel

Diving+Snorkelling

active

Address:

338-1 Maeda

Onna, Kunigami District

Contact info:

ds-archangel.jp

[email protected]

0989893666

Okinawa Diving Center

Diving+Snorkelling

active

Address:

29-1 Maeganeku

Onna, Kunigami District

Contact info:

okinawadc.com

[email protected]

0989654700

Pink Marlin Club

Diving+Snorkelling

active

Address:

167 Maeganeku

Onna, Kunigami District

Contact info:

pinkmarlinclub.jp/diving

0989656060

Okinawa Diving Service Lagoon

Diving+Snorkelling

active

Address:

339 Onna

Onna, Kunigami District

Contact info:

lagoon-diving.com

[email protected]

0989662818

TAKE DIVE

Diving

active

Address:

339 Maeda

Onna, Kunigami District

Contact info:

takedive.jp

[email protected]

0989650244

The Green Fins JAPAN Team 🇯🇵

The Green Fins approach is being piloted in Japan by Onna Village as part of the national Sustainable Development Goals project as it aims to manage an expansive diving and snorkelling industry. This work is being supported by Onna Village local government and Diving Association and Ocean+α.

Initial scoping in 2013 was supported by NPO Okinawa O.C.E.A.N. after which Onna Village was recommended as a pilot site for Green Fins. The Japanese Ministry of Environment included Green Fins within its national Coral Reef Action Plan 2016-2021.

The full launch of Green Fins in Japan happened in May 2022 (this launch had been delayed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic).

Implementation Partners

Voices from the network

“Though I cannot change things just by myself, with support from and cooperation with many people we can protect the environment and maintain it for future generations,” he says. “I hope that by using the Green Fins code of conduct, we will be able to inform divers about environmental issues more effectively and enable divers to have a wonderful diving experience.”
Yoshimi Nagahama
Onna Village Mayor

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To reduce the pressures on coral reefs and increase the value of sustainable marine tourism The Reef-World Foundation, the Onna Village Diving Association, the local government, and Oceana are delighted to announce that Japan is now the 14th country globally to implement the Green Fins initiative – a UN Environment Programme initiative. Onna Village in … Read more

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In 2019, the Reef-World team visited Onna Village, Okinawa. During the trip they conducted a scoping trip and met with the people who will make up the Green Fins national team. This included representatives from Onna Village local government, Onna Village Diving Association, Oceana and Japan Association for UNEP as well as Onna Village’s Mayor. … Read more