Last week a record was set, Hong Kong sushi restaurant owner paid £25,000 for a single bluefin tuna. The fish was caught off coast of Japan’s northern city of Aomori and weighed in at 607 pounds – that`s approx £50 per pound!
The auction took place in the world`s largest fish market in central Tokyo. According to market officials, the record price was caused by a sharp decline in world tuna supply due to tighter international controls on the catch for bluefin tuna.
At present, the Japanese eat one quarter of the world’s total supply of tuna fish each year. Of course, this why bluefin tuna will most likely be extinct sometime in the next fifty years.
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