Japanese
大都魚類株式会社
Company ProfileCompany HistoryMajor Sales Departments
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Tuna Department This department mainly handles fresh & frozen bluefin tuna, southern bluefin tuna, big-eye tuna, yellowfin tuna as well as striped marlin and swordfish. Bluefin tuna may grow up to 3 meters long and 300 kg in weight at the most. Daito not only sells the wild and farmed tuna from local fishermen but also handles Australian, Mexican, European origins as well.
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Fresh Fish Department This department handles largest number of the fresh fish and shellfish harvested from the seas of Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Main species handled include sardines, mackerel, yellowtail, horse mackerel, squid and mackerel pike, skipjack tuna and small sized tuna. As for import, snappers and trevally from New Zealand, flounder from the U.S.A., monkfish and Spanish mackerel from China and Korea are the major species familiar to the Japanese.
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High-grade Fish Department The department annually handles more than 100 species of wild and farmed live fish and shellfish such as snapper and amberjack. Daito has large live fish tanks with filtering & circulation system in the market. As for shellfish, Daito handles 25% of the total volume traded in Tsukiji market and the main species handled are scallops, clams and baby clams. There is a stable demand for sea urchins as a high-quality product. Fresh water fish like sweetfish (ayu) and eel are handled by this department.
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Frozen Fish Department No.1 No.2 These departments handle all variety of frozen fish and shellfish caught in most of the oceans of the world including Japan.
The purchasing is made directly or through trading companies and fishery companies in order to supply products to the domestic manufacturers of processed foods. Direct importing and handling of the original products produced by the allied factories abroad has also strengthened our competitiveness.
Not only as the largest market share holder of frozen fish in Tsukiji market,we have the top share of the frozen octopus,cuttlefish and salmon in Japan. Frozen shrimps, tiger prawns and local live lobsters are also handled.
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Processed Foods Department This department handles Japanese traditional products such as salt-dried butterflied alfonsino, butterfish and horse mackerel as well as salted pollack and herring roe and dried whitebait and sardine. Dried squid and capelin are also important items. It also handles Surimi products such as kamaboko, chikuwa and satsumaage produced by domestic manufacturers and the frozen processed products like smoked salmon and grilled eel.
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Sales Planning Department Sales Planning is the one of the latest and characteristic functions of the Fresh Fish Department. This group has been established to respond to the wide needs of the customers such as supermarket chains, large fish merchants and food services.
 
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International Trade and Marketing Department This department imports products from the customers all over the world. Half of the products handled are fresh and live fish and shellfish by air. To develop new items and suppliers abroad is one of the major objectives. The other objectives are mainly for domestic market such as product development, marketing analysis and promotion.
 
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