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MIYAGI ONAGAWA COHO SALMON <br>AQUACULTURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (AIP)

MIYAGI ONAGAWA COHO SALMON
AQUACULTURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (AIP)

First AIP in Japan to obtain ASC certification

Marukin Co., Ltd. is a pioneer of coho salmon aquaculture who has been operating in Onagawa town for over 30 years. After the devastation of the 2011 Northwest Japan earthquake and tsunami, Marukin decided to launch Japan’s first AIP as part of the region’s effort to rebuild its seafood industry and strive for a more sustainable and responsible farming operation.

Seiyu Co., Ltd., Japanese supermarket chain, supported the launch and sale of the AIP.

In 2020, Marukin became Japan’s first ASC certified coho salmon farm.

The project focused on improvement work, including: ecosystem and habitat impact monitoring and assessment, improvement of sustainability of feed and smolt, and establishing a company wde social responsibility policy.

Marukin was the first AIP in Japan to successfully transition to and obtain ASC certification.

PARTNER Marukin Co., Ltd.
Fisherman Japan
Seiyu Co. Ltd.
TARGET Coho salmon / mariculture
YEAR 2017-2020

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