Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Bluefin Price Record

A Bluefin tuna recently sold for about $525 a pound at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo setting a new record.

The AP has a short video where the buyers cite the freshness and quality of the tuna to justify the price...

Sadly the AP fails to mention the decline of Bluefin population worldwide.  Which is also a contributing, if not the main driving, factor in their increasing price.

Unless we manage to stop overfishing them, Bluefin will get more and more expensive as they become rarer until eventually someone buys the last fish.

(via Eater)

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