Albacore tuna from Okinawa (Japan)
Facts & Figures
A good catch
Fumio and his crew use pole and line to catch their albacore and nothing else. It is a tough job, as you can tell from the fishermen’s strong physique. Because the fishers lift the tuna out of the water one at a time and do not remove entire schools, fish populations are given the chance to reproduce.
A paradise for tuna lovers
Nestled in the East China Sea is the Japanese is land of Okinawa. Its inhabitants tend to live to a ripe old age, no doubt due to the local diet of fresh vegetables and fish. The southern location means that tuna can be fished all year round here, which fills the rest of Japan with envy.