Bluefin tuna farms gain popularity, bring conflict

February 15, 2013

A bluefin tuna reserve in Aso Bay, Nagasaki Prefecture, rears young wild-caught fish for three years until they are ready to be sold in the market. This system supplies tuna in prime condition without fishers having to worry about finding it in the Pacific, as coming across large amounts of adult tuna is no longer a simple feat.

“With farming, you don’t have to worry about it,” says Fumitoshi Nishiyama, president of fish farm Nishiyama Suisan.

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