Sanma, or saury, fish for sale in a Japanese supermarket. Photo: Julian Ryall

Something fishy: Japanese have been eating sanma for generations but it’s now in short supply

  • Sanma – or saury – has also grown increasingly popular outside Japan, due to its relatively low cost and the health benefits of its unsaturated fatty acids
  • Hauls at Japanese ports have been in decline for years, prompting the industry to impose limits on catches even before this season set record lows
Topic |   Japan

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Sanma, or saury, fish for sale in a Japanese supermarket. Photo: Julian Ryall
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