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Japanese Firms Racing to Offer Fully Farmed Tuna (News)

Tokyo, Dec. 1 (Jiji Press)—Japanese companies are racing to offer bluefin tuna raised through complete aquafarming, from eggs to mature fish, as they see a big potential in the business. Demand for Pacific bluefin tuna is strong in Japan for luxury sushi use, but the amount of the fish available to catch in the seas has been on the decline. Kyokuyō Feed One Marine Co., a fifty-fifty joint ve…

Bigeye Tuna Prices Surging in Japan amid Short Supply (News)

Tokyo, Oct. 3 (Jiji Press)—Wholesale prices for popular frozen bigeye tuna, widely seen in supermarkets and kaiten-zushi conveyor-belt sushi restaurants in Japan, are surging amid poor catches and international fishing regulation. Wholesalers and retailers are concerned that low-priced tuna will become unavailable in the country. Bigeye tuna has long held a major presence in the price segment o…

Is There Life After Relocation? The Future of Tsukiji Fish Market

Tokyo’s huge Tsukiji fish market has spawned a vast “food city” that draws tourists from all over the world. But what will happen to the bustling Outer Market when Tsukiji’s wholesale operations—including the famed tuna auctions—move to Toyosu in the east of the city in November?

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