Interest in the sustainability of marine resources has been increasing globally as difficulties in securing marine resources over the world arise due to overfishing and illegal fishing methods and operations.
The world needs ways of fishing that appropriately conserve and effectively utilize marine resources, while considering ecosystems and preventing overfishing.
As a corporation that handles marine resources, we strive for the sustainable and effective use of ocean resources.
The fishing of bluefin tuna, a type of tuna particularly beloved by the Japanese and considered a luxury item, is internationally regulated due to concerns about marine resources conservation. In 2007, we established Kyokuyo Marine Farm Co., Ltd. in Kochi Prefecture to begin farm bluefin tuna.
In order to respond to market demand while tackling the problem of marine resources depletion and minimizing the impact on ecosystems, we established Kyokuyo Nippai Marine Co., Ltd. (currently Kyokuyo Feed One Marine Co., Ltd.) in Ehime Prefecture in 2012 to commercialize full-life-cycle bluefin tuna farming via everything from seedl production to fishfarming and sales.
In November 2017, we shipped our Hon-Maguro no Kiwami TUNAGU full-life-cycle aquaculture of bluefin tuna product for the first time.