Tuna from the Farm
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 Posted: 09:44 AM JST
The Bluefin tuna is huge, moves all over the Pacific Ocean and hates being told what to do. No wonder scientists seemed unable to raise this popular menu item on marine farms. The Fisheries Laboratory of Kinki University in Wakayama Prefecture's Shirahama Town has now succeeded where others have failed. It recently started shipping completely cultivated Bluefin tuna to department stores in Osaka and Nara. Each farm tuna measures about 1.1 meters in length and 17-22 kilograms in weight. They are priced at JPY 1,000 per 100 grams for medium-fat raw tuna. Kinki University first achieved the complete cultivation of Bluefin tuna in 2002, the result of 32 years of research. It is the first time that farmed tuna has been sold commercially.
Keywords: national_news food
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