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Anti nuclear power protesters near Tokyo demonstrate against bringing the country's first nuclear reactors back online (AP)

Anti nuclear power protesters near Tokyo demonstrate against bringing the country's first nuclear reactors back online (AP)

Anti nuclear power protesters near Tokyo demonstrate against bringing the country's first nuclear reactors back online (AP)

The first catch of seafood from Japan's Fukushima coast since last year's nuclear disaster is going on sale after passing radiation tests.

The Fukushima Prefectural (state) fishing co-operative said only octopus and whelks were available.

They were caught on Friday and boiled so they last longer while getting tested for radiation.

The association said the amount of radioactive caesium was so low it was not detectable.

Octopus and whelks were chosen for the first test shipment because they measured low in radiation. Flounder, sea bass and other fish from Fukushima cannot be sold yet because of radiation contamination.

The March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami devastated the north-eastern Japan coast.

PA