Export Japanese Endemic Freshwater Fish Worldwide
Japanese Ornamental Freshwater Fish Exporter
Exporting Japanese freshwater fish for over 20 years
There are approximately 250 indigenous species of fish in Japan. Some of them are protected from commercial trade. We deal with almost all Japanese species EXCEPT those that are protected. Business compliance is one of the biggest concerns for us. Although our business is to catch and sell fish, the protection of certain species is of primary importance. We therefore observe the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Japan has four seasons. In the main island of Japan, the average low temperature is 2 degrees Celsius and the average highest temperature is 31 degrees Celsius. Most freshwater fish can be kept without water heaters and water coolers.
We ship fish and equipment all over the world with legal documents upon your request. As our warehouse is located near Kansai International Airport, fish will experience minimal stress during transportation.
Quality ‘n’ Variety
We ship high quality fish ONLY. International shipping, or long flights significantly distress fish; thus, fish must be strong and healthy. Fish for export should be healthier than those sold domestically.
We select healthy fish from the catch. This is one of the biggest advantages of our business. As we based on field work, we can select better fish for export on site. Before we sell fish to wholesalers, we reserve the highest quality fish for export.
Some wild fish may carry parasites or diseases. Such fish may damage other fish or have a negative effect on tank water quality. All fish for export will be intensively treated at least one week in a chemical bath.
Our network is all over Japan. As you may know, Japan is an archipelago and has 6,852 islands. It stretches from the North to the South: approximately 2,800 km and climate is completely different between them. Furthermore, there are more than 35,000 rivers including small ones. These features give us a wide variety of species. Our nationwide network allows us to collect a variety of freshwater fish.
Extinction means not only the loss of biodiversity, but also the decrease of our business line.
Protection of the environment and preservation of the species are our primary concerns.
In order to reach sustainable development goals, we have self-imposed regulations on our catch. Firstly, we limit fishing equipment to one, small, hand-held net per person. Casting nets and other mass catching equipment, including electric shocks and the use of any kind of chemicals, are prohibited. Also, we do not catch juvenile fish or females brooding eggs.
We are also artificially breeding endangered species that are on the Red List, such as Cambaoides japonicus, on a trial basis.
These regulations have enabled us to continue the aquarium fish business for more than 20 years.