Japanese Koi Breeder To Attend Buyers Event

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Japanese koi breeder to attend buyers’ event
6th June 2017

By Sandra Pearce

A top Japanese koi breeder and exporter is to visit England this month for a buyer’s event hosted by Koi Wholesale.

Koi Wholesale, a family-run business in Nottinghamshire, is a leading supplier of Japanese koi in the UK.

Katsumi Fukushima, who was one of the first exporters in Japan, will meet Koi Wholesale’s customers and guests at the event on June 14.

Ricky Stoddart, managing director at Koi Wholesale, said: “This event brings one of Japan’s most respected breeders to the UK and customers will be able to get advice as well as access some of Katsumi’s popular yet unusual varieties.”

Trade customers will get the first opportunity to view a tosai selection (one-year-old fish) which features unusual varieties such as Beni Kumonryu, Doitsu Ochiba, Hariwake, Ochiba, Doitsu Gosanke and Ki Utsuri.

A collection of 100 nisai (two-year-old fish) will also be selected for the event.
Ricky added: “We’ve had an excellent relationship with Katsumi for many years and frequently visit him during buying trips to Japan. It’s good to be able to return the hospitality and invite our customers, associates and industry friends to meet him.”

All fish available on the day will have been fully quarantined at Koi Wholesale’s CEFAS-approved facility.