Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. is to begin selling bluefin tuna farmed from egg to adult after developing a way to mass produce the fish. Sales will begin in winter 2017, with the marine products maker expecting to ship 10,000 tuna, or 500 tons, in the fiscal year starting April 2018 and double that in the following year.
Japan Times reports that Kindai University and Maruha Nichiro Corp. had already commercialized fully farmed bluefin tuna, so this is not a first.
Nippon Suisan’s Oita Marine Biological Technology Center began trials of full-lifespan farming in 2014. It succeeded this month in mass producing tuna fry using unique culturing techniques, repeating its success from last year and confirming the viability of the process.
Source: Japan Times.