Ike jime is a Japanese technique for slaughtering fish. The word “ike” means “lake or pond” and “jime” means “subdue.” the goal of using ike jime is to kill the fish quickly, with minimal stress so that it remains fresh. Killing your fish using ike jime results in a higher-quality fish than traditional methods of slaughtering fish. Others believe that ike jime produces a more flavorful fish too.
Regardless of the reasons, ike jime is an increasingly popular way to kill fish that is going to be eaten.
Is using the Ike Jime method humane?
This is a question that comes up often and it’s hard to answer. The concept of humane slaughtering methods has been around for thousands of years, but there does not seem to be an agreed-upon definition yet.
Is ike jime considered more humane than the traditional methods? It depends on who you ask…but all the research and from what we have seen in countless videos of people using the Ike Pik we can say ,yes using an Ike Jime device to kill your fish is the most humane method!
If you’re interested in trying this technique on your next catch, grab yourself an IkiPik!