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Bluefin Tuna Prices Plummet At Japan Auction

Sushi restaurateur Kiyoshi Kimura was the top bidder of bluefin tuna in the year’s first tuna auction at Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan. The event normally draws very high bids given Japan’s insatiable appetite for the fish. Kimura paid a whopping 7.36 million yen (about 70,000 USD) for the 507-pound fish. However, that price pales in comparison to his record …

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Bluefin Tuna – What Is The True Cost?

Bluefin are the largest tuna species usually living up to 40 years with an average weight of 500 lbs., but have been recorded at up to 2,000 lbs. There are three species of Bluefin: Atlantic (the largest and most endangered), Pacific, and Southern. The Atlantic Bluefin tuna has been facing severe extinction due to overfishing, and well, gluttony. The other …

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