Courtesy of Shizuoka Shinbun. December 14th, 2012.
Abalones/awabi/鮑 is another seafood delicacy that has been endangered in Japan and in many other areas worldwide.
The Japanese have been working hard for some years now to farm breed abalones not only to preserve and increase the natural stocks but also to have them grow faster and bring their cost down.
Shizuoka Prefecture and the Tokai Marine Studies University in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City have succeeded in raising abalones in tanks away from the sea in association with the Shizuoka Chamber of Commerce and the abalones will appear for the first time in local markets and restaurants next January!
Because an ideal temperature of 18 degrees Celsius can be maintained all year round in tanls, the abalones achieve a constant and consequently faster growth.
The project was initiated in 2005 and have at last brought to fruition for the pleasure of seafood lovers who will know that they are not depleting the seas any longer!
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