Beppu Fish Farm jumbo harvest


During my trip to Japan in November I blogged my visit to Beppu Fish Farm and,in particular,my experiencing their jumbo koi harvest.

With time being so limited I never had time to upload the videos I took of the koi being harvested.Please have a look at these links and I hope they give you some idea of the quality/size of the koi.All the koi were yonsai or older and minimum 75cm.

Koi being put into blue boxes and “craned” up the bank and onto a truck:-



It’s amazing how many koi one can safely load into a transport vat and they can comfortably stay there for many hours-they pump pure oxygen through a regulator and gently out of a ceramic air stone.


A great experience!