Japanese traders scramble to secure supply
Amid growing global demand for marine products, major Japanese trading companies are accelerating investments at home and abroad to secure a stable supply of such fish as salmon and tuna.
Economic growth in China and other emerging countries where fish is commonly eaten is pushing fish consumption to ever-higher levels worldwide.
Meanwhile, many countries are discussing the need for limits on fishing of such popular fish as bluefin tuna to protect marine resources.
Japan is one of the world’s largest consumers of marine products.