Ikejime, a traditional Japanese fish harvesting technique, has gained international recognition for its remarkable benefits to both the quality of seafood and the sustainability of fishing practices. Also known as the "spike and bleed" method, Ikejime involves the humane and precise killing of fish to preserve their freshness and flavor. Here we explore the Ikejime technique and the myriad benefits it provides to fish, fishermen, and seafood enthusiasts.
In the realm of recreational fishing, debates surrounding ethical practices and sustainable methods have become increasingly prevalent. Among the majestic creatures of the ocean, billfish, including sailfish and marlin, hold a special place in the hearts of anglers worldwide. As concerns rise about the impact of catch and release fishing on billfish populations, those who spearfish for these same species are often highly criticized by charter captains and sportfishing enthusiasts due to the mortal nature of a successful spearfishing hunt.