Fishermen raise nets full of bluefin tuna ready for slaughter at San Pietro in Sardinia, Italy. The tiny island is a major supplier of the fish to Japan, where it is prized by lovers of sushi and sashimi. Photo: Alamy

The tiny Italian island feeding Japanese appetites for bluefin tuna sushi and sashimi

  • San Pietro, off Sardinia, is one of the biggest exporters to Japan of prized bluefin tuna. Fishermen there have been catching the fish for generations
  • Japanese tuna buyers and chefs have taught islanders to eat raw tuna, and its flesh has gone from being considered poor men’s food to prized delicacy today
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Fishermen raise nets full of bluefin tuna ready for slaughter at San Pietro in Sardinia, Italy. The tiny island is a major supplier of the fish to Japan, where it is prized by lovers of sushi and sashimi. Photo: Alamy
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