1. Red Sea Bream
SALES：Approx 50 million Larval Fishes (To fish farmers)
17hathceries are producing Larval Fishes as usual.
PRICE：The worst situation in the past. Some Larval Fishes were sold at even lower than JPY500.-/kg (Bay price). The price which had decreased last year hasn’t been recovered yet.
SALES：Approx 0.4million larval fishes(To fish farmers) were shipped by 3 hatcheries by the end of last year. The production of land farmed Fishes has been increasing due to formalin problem, and more demands for early product can be expected
SALES：Approx 2.5 million larval fishes were sold last year(Sep.-Dec.)
-After the beginning of last September 19 hatcheries had started culturing and 14 hatcheries could ship Larval Fishes by the end of this year. Compared with the sales of approx 10million fishes (23 million through the year) in 1993 and 1994, the sales this season decreased to 1/4. Especially the culture situation has been changing drastically for these two years.
Deformity and Albinism problems have been occurring as usual, but the damage of disease by Virus and so on is less compared with last year.
4. Striped Jack
Now many hatcheries are interested in culturing larval Striped Jack due to its short supply, and each hatchery started culturing Striped Jack and all the hatcheries have been culturing the fishes steadily without any problems such as VNN disease.