Tsukiji Market Fighting to Protect Fish from Summer Heat

Society Lifestyle

Tokyo, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--Seafood wholesalers at Tokyo's Tsukiji market are struggling with this summer's scorching heat, trying to keep fish cool in the aging market not fully closed from the outside environment.

Work to renovate the market and replace its aging air conditioners is not a realistic option because the market's functions will be transferred to a new wholesale market in the nearby Toyosu district in October.

Tsukiji wholesalers are beating their brains out to find ways to protect their products from the heat in this final summer for the Tsukiji market.

Strict temperature management is necessary particularly at a selling space that handles frozen tuna.

Wholesalers try to keep the temperatures there around 15 degrees Celsius so as not to damage the freshness of the pricy fish.

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