PHOTO: in the wake: JapanTsunami_Dambj_20120304_0457

Yoshitake Abe, 60, an oyster farmer and local council member, drives his boat to visit newly repaired oyster beds in Ishinomaki, Japan. The area's oyster farms were destroyed by the 2011 tsunami, but the cove where seeds are cultivated remains intact, allowing for a quick recovery compared to other areas along the coast. Local oyster farmers were also helped by French colleagues who sent supplies to help the industry recover.

Yoshitake Abe, 60, an oyster farmer and local council member, drives his boat to visit newly repaired oyster beds in Ishinomaki, Japan. The area's oyster farms were destroyed by the 2011 tsunami, but the cove where seeds are cultivated remains intact, allowing for a quick recovery compared to other areas along the coast. Local oyster farmers were also helped by French colleagues who sent supplies to help the industry recover.