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2013/05/21

超人のジャーナリスト・アイ 152 The New Fulton Fish Market(フルトン魚市場)

久し振りに英字週刊紙The Japan Times Weekly, April 20,2013の記事から拾い読み(長らく置き去りにしていたので古くなってしまった)。
“Good fish ain't cheap and cheap fish ain't good.” これはニューヨーク マンハッタンの南端の金融街近くにあるThe New Fish Marketフルトン魚市場の壁に掲げられている言葉だ。この魚市場はseaportと呼ばれていて観光コースにもなっている。

“The New York Stock Exchange of Seafood”

For more then 180 years the Fulton Fish Market is America's oldest fish market has been supplying the freshest seafood to culinary lovers world wide. The Fulton Fish Market a colorful part of the New York City landscape, full of history and flavor, a bustling wholesale fish market originally adjacent to the financial district of downtown Manhattan. The Fulton Fish Market has relocate to a bigger, state of the art facility in Hunts Point section of the Bronx. The New Fulton fish Market has joined the massive New York City Terminal Produce Market and Hunts Point Cooperative Meat Market in the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center.

Since 1822 the Fulton Fish Market has been operating on South Street in Manhattan. On November 14, 2005, after 180 years of operation in Downtown Manhattan, the Fulton Fish Market moved into the new state of the art facility in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. The 400,000-square-foot facility with modern refrigeration, increased loading space, and executive offices; a custom-made building the size of the Empire state building in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, to be named the New Fulton Fish Market Cooperative.

The New Fulton Fish Market Cooperative is the largest consortium of seafood wholesalers in the country, relocated its operations to the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Bronx to an indoor fully refrigerated HAACP facility - The New Fulton Fish Market houses 37 seafood wholesale businesses. These businesses offer the freshest and most diverse selection of seafood combined with competitive pricing and year round availability.

New York City built the $86 million state-of-the-art New Fulton Fish Market to retain the region’s valuable wholesale seafood industry. The Fulton Fish Market handles about one-third of the New York’s total seafood demand. The New Fulton Fish Market, a wholesale seafood marketplace in one of the most modern indoor facility of it kind. The new market opened for business On November 14, 2005. The seafood wholesalers at the New Fulton Fish Market, many owned by the same family for several generations, find that the enhanced climate controlled market and the new, modern facility gives them the competitive advantage in freshness.

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