Thursday, 6 January 2011

How much for a fish?

Yesterday evening's newspaper gave the results of the first tuna auction for the new year....
How much for a fish?  Caught locally - off Hokkaido....

Photo from the Japan Times

¥32.49 million yen!


($390,452 USD)


95,000 yen /kg
It was bought by two people (half a fish each I guess), one a Hong Kong sushi chain, the other an upscale Ginza sushi restaurant.

I don't see a moratorium on tuna fishing any time soon....

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