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and how many are in the cages be­cause this is our liveli­hood. We can’t sell

lance (am­modytes per­son­atus).

The shrimp meal is a pow­der with anti-ox­ida­tive ef­fects and the carotenoid

‘If they seem still we stop feed­ing, and give them more if they’re thrash­ing fer­ent amounts de­pend­ing on fac­tors such as wa­ter tem­per­a­ture or weight.

‘Our big­gest chal­lenge is to en­sure that we are giv­ing the right amount and that the feed doesn’t ac­cu­mu­late at the bot­tom of the cages.’

Dainichi is ex­plor­ing other chan­nels to ex­pand its sales and cul­ti­va­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties, and hopes that its deep sea farm­ing will go far.

Its main clients in Ja­pan are restau­rants, depart­ment stores and food re­lated ports to whole­salers in south-east Asia, the Mid­dle East, the US and Europe.

Mean­while, a new pro­ject is un­der­way with Kagoshima Univer­sity to de­vel

‘If we can con­tinue to pro­vide an en­vi­ron­ment with con­di­tions that sup­port the growth of red sea bream, we could be an in­dus­try that is even more pros­per­ous for the Ehime region and be­yond.’

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