Japan’s poor salmon season drives up local prices

Published on
November 28, 2016

The autumn salmon fishing season in Japan is drawing to a close and local reports reckon it will prove to be one of the lowest harvests in 30 years, which is the underlying reason for an escalating wholesale price trend.

Salmon is a traditional year-end gift in Japan and features in New Year’s Day osechi dishes. However, The Japan News reported that in mid-November aramakizake lighted salted salmon was being sold in specialist Tokyo stores for around JPY 10,000 (USD 89.23, EUR 83.75) per fish…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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