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Fully farmed octopus on its way to your dinner table

'Full-cycle' production ramping up as global demand soars

Octopus in an aquaculture tank at Nippon Suisan Kaisha. The Japanese seafood company in April succeeded in incubating fully farmed octopus.

TOKYO -- Japanese fisheries companies are developing full-cycle aquaculture technology, in hopes of offering a stable supply of fish to meet growing global demand for fisheries products.

Nippon Suisan Kaisha, also known as Nissui, announced on June 8 that it had in April succeeded in hatching eggs of fully farmed octopus at its Oita Marine Biological Technology Center in Saeki, Oita Prefecture, in western Japan.

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