Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui) announced that by winter 2017 it will market its bluefin tuna bred throughout the complete farming cycle, from the egg to adulthood.
The firm’s representatives also informed that the product will be sold through supermarkets and restaurants under the Kitsuna Gold Label brand name.
To reach this goal, the firm intends to increase the number of artificially hatched fingerlings so that it can increase shipping volumes in stages, to 10,000 fish (equivalent to 500 tonnes) in fiscal 2018 and 20,000 fish in fiscal 2019, The Japan Times reported.
Nissui began researching artificial hatching of bluefin tuna in 2007 and that its first generation was produced in 2011 but they succeeded in obtaining a second generation in 2014.
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