Miyagi firm first to get sustainable label for bluefin tuna fishing

Business Aug 14, 2020

Miyagi firm first to get sustainable label for bluefin tuna fishing

A fishery based in northeastern Japan has acquired the world's first certification for sustainable bluefin tuna fishing, according to the Marine Stewardship Council. The MSC's blue fish label certifies that Usufuku Honten Co. in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, takes full measures to ensure that the endangered ...

Toyosu wholesalers targeting consumers via online sales

Business May 17, 2020

Toyosu wholesalers targeting consumers via online sales

Intermediate wholesalers at Tokyo's Toyosu food market are focusing more on direct online sales to consumers at a time when seafood demand has plunged due to restaurant closures amid the coronavirus pandemic. Online sales are gradually becoming more popular as high-end fish is often offered ...