Categories: North Coast & Nechako

Dai Fukasaku was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. After leaving Tokyo, Dai lived in 13 different towns and cities throughout the United States and Canada before settling in Prince Rupert, B.C. He was drawn to Prince Rupert for it’s friendly and generous people, beautiful nature and the fresh, local seafood. Dai became interested in local, sustainable seafood upon reading a report from David Suzuki highlighting the negative impacts of imported seafood. He realized that many sushi restaurants rely on imported products and became concerned that western sushi is losing it’s traditional Japanese roots by not highlighting the flavour of the fish itself. This is when Dai decided to open a sushi restaurant of his own.

Fukasaku, located in Prince Rupert, B.C., is dedicated to serving only sustainable and locally-caught seafood and is 100% Ocean Wise certified by the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program.

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