Beni’s Snow Crab First Landing and First Auction This Season Tottori Sakaiminato September 14th, 12:52 The first landing and first auction of this season was held at the port of Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture, which has one of the largest landings of Beni’s Snow Crab in Japan. The Sea of Japan snow crab fishing is closed in July and August every year to conserve resources, and the ban on fishing this season was lifted on the 1st of this month.
A fishing boat arrived at Sakaiminato, Sakaiminato City, which has one of the largest landings of snow crabs in Japan, early in the morning of the 14th, and landed snow crabs for the first time this season.
Then, the first auction was held at the port, and the middlemen auctioned off.
According to market participants, the typhoon has delayed the first landing by nearly a week compared to the usual year, and the landing amount is about 7 tons, which is about half of last year.
In addition, due to the impact of the new coronavirus, demand for restaurants is declining, so the average price of one case containing 30 kg is 16,93 yen, which is about 2,500 yen lower than last year. ..
Kohei Ishikura, the chief fisherman of the landed fishing boat, said, “Although the situation continues to be difficult, I would like to continue fishing and do my best to deliver good crabs.”