A huge harvest of winter yellowtail in the Sea of Japan has brought prices down. The wholesale price at the end of January was JPY 15,000 to 16,000 (USD 180 to 192) per 8-kilogram fish, or around JPY 1,875 (USD 22.5) per kilogram, compared with JPY 3,000 last year.

According to the Fisheries Research Institute, 130,774 fish weighing a total of 1063.1 metric tons were taken from 1 December to 31 January at Himi Port in Toyonaka Prefecture. This is the largest catch at the port since record-keepin…