Title: Fukushima octopus shipped to Tokyo, Nagoya
Date: Aug. 1, 2012 – Updated 04:50 UTC (13:50 JST)
Fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture have shipped radiation-free octopus for sale in the Tokyo and Nagoya areas.
Wednesday’s shipment of some 200 kilograms of octopus is the first batch of marine product from waters off Fukushima to hit markets in large Japanese cities after last year’s nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
The octopus shipped to Tokyo will be sold on Thursday at Tsukiji market.
Title: Fukushima seafood traded again on Tokyo’s Tsukiji market
Date: Aug 2, 2012
Seafood caught off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture was traded for the first time at Tokyo’s major Tsukiji fish market on Thursday, following last year’s nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
Auctions were held at the world’s largest fish market for octopus from the prefecture deemed clear of radioactivity and safe. Fukushima fishermen resumed their activities on a trial basis in June.
Octopuses caught off the city of Soma on July 30 fetched prices about 20 percent higher than usual amid a festive atmosphere, with one market participant saying, “I’m so relieved that octopuses from Fukushima have finally become available.”