Salmon catch has bad year
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JAPANTuesday, November 29, 2016The fishing season for autumn salmon is coming to an end, and this year’s ta

 

JAPAN
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

 

The fishing season for autumn salmon is coming to an end, and this year’s take is so poor it is likely to be the lowest in 30 years.

The low catch has been pushing up wholesale prices for the fish, which is often given as a year-end gift and is an ingredient in traditional osechi dishes on New Year’s Day.

In mid-November, aramakizake lightly salted salmon — a popular gift item around the New Year holiday — was sold at around JPY 10,000 per fish at Showa Foods Ltd., a shop specializing in the fish at the Tsukiji Outer Market in Chuo Ward, Tokyo. The wholesale price of autumn salmon at the adjacent Tsukiji wholesale food market is now 1.5 times that of a year earlier, and on some days the price almost doubles.


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