Japanese bluefin tuna market facing unexpectedly sluggish demand

Business Aug 13, 2019

Japanese bluefin tuna market facing unexpectedly sluggish demand

Demand for bluefin tuna caught in the Tsugaru Strait in northeastern Japan, including the usually popular Oma brand, has been unexpectedly sluggish this year, posing a headache for wholesale dealers at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market. This year, most bluefin tuna caught from the strait have ...

Toyosu wholesalers want to sell fish to general public

National Dec 16, 2018

Toyosu wholesalers want to sell fish to general public

With the busy year-end trading period underway at the new Toyosu wholesale food market in Tokyo, intermediary wholesalers are calling for the general public to be allowed entry to directly buy fish. Unlike in the former Tsukiji market, only fish retailers and other professionals have ...

Business Nov 10, 2018

Nations set to decide fate of depleted bigeye tuna

Dozens of nations will convene in the coming week to decide the fate of one of the planet's most valuable fish: the bigeye tuna, backbone of a billion-dollar business that is severely overfished. Scientists shocked many in the industry last month when they warned that ...