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Fully farmed bluefin tuna ready for wider sales beyond Japan

Companies see export opportunities in sustainable sushi movement

A worker at a joint venture between Kyokuyo and Feed One in Ehime Prefecture prepares to ship a fully farmed tuna.
A worker at a joint venture between Kyokuyo and Feed One in Ehime Prefecture prepares to ship a fully farmed tuna.

TOKYO -- Fully farmed bluefin tuna offers the best of both worlds to sushi fans: delicious food without depleting tuna stocks and threatening the survival of the species.

Several companies in Japan are perfecting the techniques for farming tuna bred from eggs, and they have reached the point now where they can begin to expand exports and service other markets besides Japan.

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