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Japan hopes aquaculture can save bluefin tuna

Bonnie Waycott
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Universities, industry both making strides in closed-cycle aquaculture Bluefin tuna at an aquaculture facility off the coast of Japan. Photo courtesy of Maruha Nichiro. Prized for its high fat content, bluefin tuna are perhaps the most prized fish in the ocean. In the modern sushi industry, hon-maguro’spopularity reigns supreme, as many consumers admire its fresh…

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  • Bonnie Waycott

    Bonnie Waycott

    Bonnie Waycott is a freelance writer specializing in aquaculture development and fisheries management, with a particular focus on Japan. She has a keen interest in the recovery of aquaculture in Tohoku, following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 2011.