Prices of high-quality bluefin tuna falling amid pandemic

National Sep 26, 2020

Prices of high-quality bluefin tuna falling amid pandemic

Bluefin tuna, a prized fish for high-end sushi establishments, is cheaper than usual this year because of good hauls off Aomori Prefecture and other fishing areas, as well as the impact of the coronavirus crisis. Fishers in Aomori, known for its Oma bluefin tuna, are ...

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 ...

Tough times for Tokyo's Toyosu fish market

Business Apr 20, 2020

Tough times for Tokyo's Toyosu fish market

Tokyo's Toyosu fish market, which opened in 2018 to replace the Tsukiji market, is facing tough times with both trade volume and prices of high-end fish and other marine products tumbling in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The wholesale market is famous for its ...