Maruha Nichiro, the world's largest seafood company by revenues, has partnered with Japanese cell-based protein group to jointly research and develop fish products based on the startup's technology.
Osaka-based has developed an end-to-end system for developing meat products by cell culture.
Financing the project has been the key hurdle for the group, however.
Integriculture recently was selected as a semi-finalist for the Xprize "Feed the next billion" competition.
XPrize, initially launched by Google parent Alphabet, is backed by several companies and industrial leaders including Tesla founder Elon Musk.