From tuna to sea urchin, Japanese cuisine is all about seafood. But with fish stocks critically endangered, tourists sampling local delicacies may be harming marine life more than they realize.
Following the Olympics’ focus on sustainable food in Rio and London, Japan is under pressure to provide eco-friendly seafood to the huge numbers of visitors expected in Tokyo for the 2020 games.
“We want to establish sustainable seafood elements,” said Wakao Hanaoka, founder of Tokyo-based sustainable seafood consultancy, Seafood Legacy. “We want to use this 2020 Olympics as a chance to boost acceleration of the movement in Japan.”
Right now, that’s no easy task.
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