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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 04:22 AM
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Japan tuna sale smashes record
Source: BBC

A bluefin tuna has been sold for three quarters of a million dollars in Tokyo - a price almost double last year's record sale.

The bluefin tuna, prized for making the finest sushi, fetched 56.49m yen ($736,000, 472,125) at Tsukiji fish market's first auction of the year.

The winning bidder was Kiyoshi Kimura, owner of a sushi restaurant chain. <snip>

The 269kg (593lb) tuna also set a record for price by weight, market official Yutaka Hasegawa said. The total price translates to 210,000 yen ($2,737, 1,755) per kilogram.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-16421231
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 06:00 PM
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1. as long as it's tuna and not whale just fine
unfortunately they've got some POW's now from sea shepherd. with some fictitious charges
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 06:50 PM
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2. tuna is threatened and fishermen are catching them younger and smaller
so it's not good at all. Price reflects the fact that they're becoming rare (no pun intended). Sea Shepherd does not make stuff up; watch the show and see the photos; everything is documented.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 08:31 PM
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3. Sheesh... I hope it wasn't caught offshore next to Fukishima...but, then all Tuna
is suspect these days...including the ones in the Gulf of Mexico..because of BP...

I love to eat Tuna ..Sandwiches. Not a Sushi fan...but, it seems GREED is ETERNAL... No matter what the hell is going on in the rest of the world..
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