About the food
Fukuoka Pref. ranks No. 1 in Japan
in wild madai landings.
The madai is a very delicious fish that has extremely lean flesh and a mild sweetness. Fukuoka's wild madai, which are grown in the biologically rich marine environments of the Chikuzen Sea, are mainly caught using a fishing net called gochi-ami or through longlining. Of all madai marketed in Japan today, only around 20% are wild-caught, and Itoshima City in Fukuoka Prefecture ranks first in the nation in quantity of the catch of wild madai. The madai is a high-end fish that tastes superb in any kind of dish—regardless of whether it is Japanese or Western—and has a beautiful vermilion color that can greatly brighten up your table.