Shirasu (whitebaits)

Product Name Shirasu (whitebaits)
Category seafood
Product Description Shirasu (whitebaits) are caught from May to December. The waters around Osaka are rich in plankton due to the bay's enclosed nature and the nutrients from the surrounding mountains. Shirasu feed on these planktons, resulting in a rich flavor and good fat content. Shirasu are delicate and can be spoiled quickly, but fishermen take special care to maintain their freshness. They perform ice-brining immediately after catching shirasu and use specialized equipment to soak them in bacteriostatic ice or seawater, ensuring that they arrive at the port in excellent condition.


Available Period
Beginning of Season Early May
End of Season Late December

Procurement Information

Order Lead Time Only on the auction days
Storage Temperature Zone Refrigerated
Certification MEL (Marine Eco Label)