Off the coast of Sunrise Point, Chiba, the government has decided to add yet more tetrapods to the ocean, which will block swell from breaking in its normal way. This means that the break is under threat unless public pressure stops this from this happening. If you would like to get involved in supporting direct action, please contact [email protected].
Tetrapods have been used successfully all over the world to protect shore lines. In this instance we don’t have any information regarding the nature of the threat from the ocean. Although Japan makes heavy use of tetrapods to guard its coast, we have used them in the UK before. If you visit Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, you will find them protecting the sea wall.
Introduction photo by Chiether.