Tsukiji Fish Market

I’ve enjoyed reading National Geographic since I was a lad (yes for the articles). The pictures are top notch as well and they complement the stories quite nicely.

One thing I enjoy about the magazine is their propensity to do stories on far away and exotic places (i.e. the Kuril Islands).

At work, we have an old National Geographic from 1995. The cover story is about man’s harvesting of the sea and its effects.

However, within that story there is an article about the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo which I have read more than a few times. I was amazed at some of the facts about the market presented in the piece.

For example,

  • It handles more than 400 types of seafood
  • It moves about 5 million pounds of seafood every day (approx. $28 million)
  • It employs 60,000 people

Click here for pictures from the National Geographic story.

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