Japan: Summer Chum Arrivals up 40%, Price Down 40% at Sapporo Market
Quantities of summer chum salmon delivered in June to Sapporo Market was 100 tons, up 40% from the same month last year, and the wholesale price was 40% cheaper. The spread of new coronavirus infection depressed demand for food services, Minato Shimbun reported.
Summer chum season is from May to July for the setnet fishery in eastern Hokkaido and Hidaka waters. Unlike fall chum returning to spawn, summer chum in the feeding migration swims near the coast and accumulates plenty of fat during the migration process...
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