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HarryBalzack
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000

"You frick up this cut, Kiyoshi, and you'll be chopping heads in Fukushima for the next 30 years, capiche?"

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Tmacelroy12
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
Yeah, those bad boys bring home the bacon...

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Bluefin tuna is prized for its tender red meat. The best slices of fatty bluefin — called "o-toro" here — can sell for 2,000 yen ($24) per piece at tony Tokyo sushi bars.

"It's superb. I can do nothing but smile. I am very happy," said Kosuke Shimogawara, a 51-year-old customer, who pointed out that if sold at cost, each piece of sushi could cost as much as 8,000 yen ($96).

Some expensive fish right there
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Cool J
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
There is no way he is going to profit from the tuna by purchasing at that price. The inflated price is due to it being the first auction. Doesn't make sense to me.


Tmacelroy12
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
He's not looking to really profit from the fish. He is just trying to give back to Japan after the Tsunami hit last year.


proudertider
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
There's a great show on TLC about some guys from Mass. that fish for bluefins. Difficult fish to catch.

They are normally bringing in about $12-$18 per pound according to that show, so a 600 lb tuna should "only" be worth about $10k.
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redneck
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
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Posted by LSUAlum2001 Imagine reeling in a bluefin tuna offshore in the Gulf. I need to know who to call.



Someone on the black market because catching/keeping a bluefin in the gulf is illegal


LSUAlum2001
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
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omeone on the black market because catching/keeping a bluefin in the gulf is illegal


No shit, but I ain't giving up 80K because someone says I can't keep a fish.


redneck
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Hermit Crab
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
Buying the first bluefin of the year is considered goodluck or some shite like that. thats why you hear this story once a year.


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Crow Pie
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
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:inb4ATPBreference:


Cam would have paid $180k for a slice of the tuna!!


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Me Bite
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
The Japs are fishing the Blue Fins to extinction. Hopefully the guy who is trying to farm them will successfully hatch blue fins. He will be one rich fricker if he does!
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Patrick_Bateman
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
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This isn't anything new. Big tuna have been fetching these prices in Japan for a while.

Actually, this is a new record.


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biglego
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
Asians have proven to give zero shits about the survival of species they love to consume.


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ElroyJetSon
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
That's ridiculous considering I wouldn't eat anything caught off the coast of Japan right now.


lsu xman
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
any restaurant nearby where i can eat some bluefin?


Ricky_
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
It was $1.76 Million

LINK


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proudertider
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
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Japs are fishing the Blue Fins to extinction. Hopefully the guy who is trying to farm them will successfully hatch blue fins. He will be one rich fricker if he does!


Where is this taking place? link?

ETA: the farming story is what I'm interested in
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fishfighter
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
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Imagine reeling in a bluefin tuna offshore in the Gulf. I need to know who to call.


Happens every May for two weeks when they pass thru. The gulf is a breeding ground for them.

Now the law states that if you know you hook up with a bluefin, you have to cut your line. One can not land a bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico anymore. I saw a 1,000 lber landed out of Venice. Dam thing was over 13' long. That was about 10 years ago.


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fishfighter
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
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ETA: the farming story is what I'm interested in


Down under. Something that has been going on about 12-15 years now. They even breeding them in big arse tanks.

That show named tuna cowboys is part of this.


wickowick
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re: Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000
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any restaurant nearby where i can eat some bluefin?


If you are in Baton Rouge, Sushi Yama sometimes has it...


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