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754-pound tuna sells for $400,000
upi ^ | Jan. 5, 2011

Posted on 01/06/2011 8:42:11 AM PST by JoeProBono

TOKYO, - The first auction of the year at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market saw a 754-pound blue fin tuna sell for nearly $400,000.

The blue fin tuna, a species highly regarded for sushi making, was purchased Tuesday by a joint bid from a Tokyo restaurant and a Hong Kong sushi chain, the BBC reported Wednesday.

The fish, which was caught off the Japanese island of Hokkaido, was one of 500 to be sold in the fish market's first auction of the year Tuesday.

Tsukiji market traders said the price of tuna has been rising due to increased Chinese demand for sushi and tightened restrictions put in place due to overfishing concerns.


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: tuna


1 posted on 01/06/2011 8:42:16 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

What...His wife wouldn’t let him put it on the wall??


2 posted on 01/06/2011 8:44:11 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: All

Whoops....forgot....paper walls..


3 posted on 01/06/2011 8:45:06 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: JoeProBono

I guess the good stuff doesn’t get canned?


4 posted on 01/06/2011 8:45:58 AM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: GeronL
I guess the good stuff doesn’t get canned?

Sorry, Charlie

5 posted on 01/06/2011 8:47:20 AM PST by JRios1968 (This is me, in a nutshell: "Let me out of here...I'm trapped in a nutshell!!!!")
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To: JoeProBono
I'm glad he found a new gig. But in Japan?


6 posted on 01/06/2011 8:47:31 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: JoeProBono

Wonder how many eggs that tuna would have generated(each year)?..


7 posted on 01/06/2011 8:51:44 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe

i.e. meaning baby tunas...


8 posted on 01/06/2011 8:52:44 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: JoeProBono

This story doesn’t pass the smell test.


9 posted on 01/06/2011 8:53:46 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: JoeProBono

12,064 ounces for $33.13 an ounce. Include bones, organs and waste in that price.

Insane.

Consider that slaughter cattle in the U.S. runs about 7 cents an ounce on average.


10 posted on 01/06/2011 8:54:27 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: JoeProBono

why is the two blind lesbians joke first thing in my dirty mind?


11 posted on 01/06/2011 8:54:28 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: JoeProBono

I wonder how much they'd give for this 500 lb whale ?

12 posted on 01/06/2011 9:02:27 AM PST by TheCipher
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

“Insane.”

You want insane? A Rod makes $40,000 per at bat.


13 posted on 01/06/2011 9:03:22 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ( Happy Freeping New Year)
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To: JoeProBono

This story is a little fishy.


14 posted on 01/06/2011 9:24:13 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: JoeProBono

I know when I was Black Cod fishing in AK, our entire catch went to Japan, they would pay top $$$.


15 posted on 01/06/2011 9:25:06 AM PST by italybub
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To: TheCipher

16 posted on 01/06/2011 9:26:54 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
You can tune a piano, but can you tune a fish?

I'm sorry....I got nothin'.

17 posted on 01/06/2011 9:27:35 AM PST by Allegra (You're a towel.)
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To: JoeProBono

Tuna is becoming a scarce commodity, relatively speaking. It’s no wonder at those prices.


18 posted on 01/06/2011 9:42:11 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: italybub

Sablefish This fish is also known as a Black Cod. This is a much sought after commercial species


19 posted on 01/06/2011 9:42:11 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Allegra

20 posted on 01/06/2011 9:44:36 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

“Chilean sea bass” is one of the all-time greatest marketing coups ever....by its former name..Patagonoian toothfish..they couldn’t give it away..the fisherman would throw it overboard...


21 posted on 01/06/2011 9:45:22 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: JoeProBono
They got a new one.....


22 posted on 01/06/2011 9:49:14 AM PST by moehoward
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To: ken5050


23 posted on 01/06/2011 9:56:53 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: moehoward

http://www.thehulltruth.com/attachments/dockside-chat/89930d1256872619-south-park-spoof-whale-wars-whalewars.jpg


24 posted on 01/06/2011 10:00:15 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

A six string bass guitar?


25 posted on 01/06/2011 10:06:50 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: JoeProBono

Wonderful meat ... but the price for a fish, even a large fish, reminds me of the ‘tulip bubble’ of a bygone era.


26 posted on 01/06/2011 10:12:23 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN


27 posted on 01/06/2011 10:23:16 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Pan_Yan

It looked more like Amberjack to me ... just sayin’


28 posted on 01/06/2011 10:29:56 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

I always hated practicing scales.


29 posted on 01/06/2011 11:00:39 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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