TOKYO -- As the domestic market for fishery products continues to shrink, Japanese fish farmers are increasingly looking overseas, where demand is expected to grow.
Global Ocean Works, a fisheries exporter in Tarumizu, Kagoshima Prefecture, has been very busy lately. "We are meeting only half the orders now," President Yuji Masunaga said. The company exports 90% of its frozen products. A significant portion goes to North America, where people are fond of eating raw, fat buri, or yellowtail, at sushi restaurants.