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9000 Tonnes Of Farmed Tuna To Japan But Market Still Expanding

AUSTRALIA - Japan will buy most of the 9000 tonnes of tuna harvested this season from Port Lincoln tuna farms but markets around the world are opening up. </b> <br><br> Tuna Boat Owners Association president Brian Jeffriess said a small amount of tuna was now being sold to markets in North America. <br><br> It could be a sign of things to come for the Port Lincoln-based industry that has traditionally aimed the product at the Japanese market. <br><br> Mr Jeffriess pointed out that it was still a relatively new industry but the potential could be likened to cattle and grain industries in Australia. <br><br> &quot;We have only been in this (farming) business for 10 years,&quot; he said. <br><br> &quot;The increase in consumption of tuna, non-canned, is immense.&quot; Tuna is sold in Japan primarily as sashimi and was formally a luxury food item. <br><br> <i>Source: Port Lincoln Times</i>

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