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Shizumi Port

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Today we visited the shizumi port. One of the largest in Japan. They had 8 transhipment vessels which carries around 2000mt of tuna in each vessel. Well, these vessels collect fish for around 1-2 years and loads the fish in the port. It takes around 1 month to load the entire stock. They keep the tuna in -60C. By keeping in that temparature, tuna doesn’t get spoiled. It retains the same quality when it’s caught. After loading to the collecting vehicles, it is kept in a storage area which is also -60C until the prices is high enough. They sometimes keep the tuna for 2-3 years until the price is high.

Will u believe? One big bluefin tuna is sold at the same price of a toyota car?. and by each shipment they get around 20 million US Dollars… dats’s huge money!!!

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Written by buggee

November 24, 2005 at 5:15 am

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