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bigblue

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Bluefin tuna sells for a record $1.76 million in Tokyo
« on: January 04, 2013, 11:48:48 PM »

Truely an eye popping amount for a single fish!
I cannot possibly imagine how much a piece of sushi from that fish would cost.
It does make us think about the ethics of eating a fish that is probably close to extinction.
Bluefin tuna is legally harvested by commercial fisherman in Nova Scotia and available at selective restaurants in Vancouver.

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2013/01/04/bluefin-tuna-sells-for-record-tokyo/rkFFaYT8gXK7B9C7jL2SGO/story.html
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Re: Bluefin tuna sells for a record $1.76 million in Tokyo
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 02:05:59 PM »

That works out to a cost of $225 per 1 oz. serving. But that's before the restaurant's markup of 100% or so.

Can't imagine paying almost $500 for a piece of Tuna.....
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Re: Bluefin tuna sells for a record $1.76 million in Tokyo
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 07:03:44 AM »

That works out to a cost of $225 per 1 oz. serving. But that's before the restaurant's markup of 100% or so.

Can't imagine paying almost $500 for a piece of Tuna.....

I've got some 4 ounce cans I can let you have for $100. ( Don't tell anybody. They'll all want one')
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Re: Bluefin tuna sells for a record $1.76 million in Tokyo
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 07:30:42 AM »

I've got some 4 ounce cans I can let you have for $100. ( Don't tell anybody. They'll all want one')

Why don't you give em to me and we'll call it a Christmas present....
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Re: Bluefin tuna sells for a record $1.76 million in Tokyo
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 11:17:56 AM »

I've got some 4 ounce cans I can let you have for $100. ( Don't tell anybody. They'll all want one')

Hopefully the Tuna you have is radiation free unlike its Japanese counterpart!
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Re: Bluefin tuna sells for a record $1.76 million in Tokyo
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 12:32:04 PM »

Just file it under "strange things that the Japanese sometimes do".....strange to us anyway.  ;)
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Re: Bluefin tuna sells for a record $1.76 million in Tokyo
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 07:05:17 PM »

Last fall I went to my favourite Japanese restaurant and the chef temped me with freshly flown in Nova Scotia bluefin tuna.
Without blinking an eye I ordered half a portion of bluefin 0-toro sushi (4 pieces) at $48++ and savored every morsel of it.
As soon as I swallowed the last bite, regret set in as I had once again succumbed to my temptation.
I did not go back to that restaurant again until the bluefin season was over to avoid any further temptation.
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Re: Bluefin tuna sells for a record $1.76 million in Tokyo
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 09:05:22 PM »

LOL...back in the '50s Bluefin Tuna sold for a nickel a pound...only the poor would eat it...nowadays, people spend hundreds of dollars for the status quot of eating an endangered species...sad.
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Re: Bluefin tuna sells for a record $1.76 million in Tokyo
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 12:17:10 PM »

LOL...back in the '50s Bluefin Tuna sold for a nickel a pound...only the poor would eat it...nowadays, people spend hundreds of dollars for the status quot of eating an endangered species...sad.


same story with lobsters.
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Re: Bluefin tuna sells for a record $1.76 million in Tokyo
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013, 10:32:06 PM »

like others, the rarer they get the more expensive they become, the greater their status to the trendy and wealthy; soon to be the caviar of fish thus they are endangered.

 
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Re: Bluefin tuna sells for a record $1.76 million in Tokyo
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 12:57:35 AM »

So true. The rarer the fish, the more money they ask for it. Blue-fin is way more rarer than shark. I have seen shows in which they actually use a plane to spot the rare fish. For sharks, you just need to chum the water and they will show up in bundle. I don't see any reason why they don't ban blue fin if they ban shark fin soup.
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