05 Jan '12, 9pm

Single Bluefin Tuna Sold to Sushi Magnate for a Record-breaking $736,000 (Video)

Single Bluefin Tuna Sold to Sushi Magnate for a Record-breaking $736,000 (Video)

The bluefin Tuna is in the process of being fished to extinction : conservation scientists say that if current trends continue, stocks of the giant fish will almost certainly be depleted for good. Yet repeated efforts to get international bodies that regulate the trade of endangered species to take action have been blocked time and again. And this little news item offers a pretty good indicator of why: Here's the Associated Press : A bluefin tuna caught off northeastern Japan fetched a record price of about $736,000 on Thursday in an auction at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market.The price for the 593-pound tuna translates to $1,238 per pound — also a record, said Yutaka Hasegawa, a Tsukiji market official ... Shimogawara pointed out that, if sold at cost, each piece of the sushi could cost as much as $96. It's also worth remembering that the sale of a bluefin tuna in an auction t...

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